Chinese Government Bans Puns

Last week, the State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television ordered media to cease the “irregular and inaccurate use of the Chinese language, especially the misuse of idioms.” Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

“I guess you could say the government is done wordplaying around.”
“What is the, ahem, punishment for disobedience?”
“I’m glad the Chinese government is finally watching its language, but it sounds more like character assassination.”

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