Way back in the mists of time when I was a bright-eyed young lad, there used to be a series of one-liner jokes that were puns on people's names. I few I remember off the top of my head are as follows:
Q: What do you call a man with a seagull on his head?
Q: What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in a swimming pool?
Q: What do you call a blind deer?
A: No idea (pronounced "No-eye deer")
Q: What do you call a man with a shovel?
Q: What do you call a man without a shovel?
A: Douglas ("Doug-less" . . . get it?)
Q: What do you call a man with a wooden head?
A: Edward (pronounced "Ed-wood")
Q: What do you call a man with three wooden heads?
A: Edward Woodwood (the famous British actor)
And so it goes . . .
In those days of yore, we could keep these going for hours, but my memory isn't what it used to be and I've forgotten most of them. For example, there used to be similar jokes based on girls' names, but I can't remember any of them. Do you recall any jokes of this ilk? If so, please email them to me and I'll add them to the list.
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