Have you ever said a word so many times that it loses its meaning?
One experiment in Roger-Pol Droit’s book “Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life” is to call yourself by name out loud for 30 minutes. Your name will eventually lose meaning and sound strange.
This could inspire a fun genre of puns. Make a phrase where a strange word repeats many times. Play with various endings like “-ing”, “-er”, “-ist”, or “-ism”. Make the strange word repeat so many times that anyone who reads your creation will walk away thinking, “I never thought about it, but that word is so strange.”
Here is one example I created:
- Quoth the quote man: “Quoting quotes hath hampered the quoter for ages. Non-quoters agree: be of note, create your quotes.”