Feghoot

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A story pun (also known as a poetic story joke or Feghoot) is a humorous short story or vignette ending in an atrocious pun (typically a play on a well-known phrase) where the story contains sufficient context to recognize the punning humor.[1] It can be considered a type of shaggy dog story.

Example Poem

Court Decision

The battle now has reached the courts my friend.
The water war of Podunk,  is coming to an end.
Environmental advocates want the water  free
to bog the land of that farmer –  Doug McFee.
that bog, is home to frog, and speckled gink
we can’t disturb them.  That’s what the whackos think

Doug had thought it wonderful what he had planned
it would divert the water, so he could use his land.
McFee’s five hundred foot canal  – it would take –
the unwanted seepage from his land and put it in lake.

The Podunk townfolk said if they were voting
they’d like that water to facilitate their boating.
“Nay”, was the environnmentalists’  reply
We cannot allow the Red-Spotted Newt to die.
So it’s up to the court now I’m afraid
To  decide:  Is it row versus wade?

© Lawrencealot – January 28, 2012

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