Some Puns Are Intended!
I’ve long used paronomasia as a form of humor which has elicited many a groan over the years.
\ par-uh-noh-mey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh \, noun;
1. the use of a word in different senses or the use of words similar in sound to achieve a specific effect, as humor or a dual meaning; punning
2. a pun
Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich.
Tags: Eugene Ehrlich, Paronomasia, Pun, The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraodinarily Literate, Vocabulary