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Puns that use hypertext links

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Topic: 9) Puns that use hypertext links (1 of 6), Read 87 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 12:56 PM

Harmon Dow, of Chicago, Ill., writes: "Floating around the Net, reading the links to Robert Kuttner's book Everything For Sale, I ran across Amazon.com's link offering the book. The link was a part of the title itself -- the title was the primary text, and the words For Sale were the link.
"Now, this sort of hypertextual pun should not be uncommon on the Web, though I can't bring another to mind. I suspect that a little surfing would come up with some other examples. But it strikes me that I have never seen a name for such a thing, and I wonder if anyone has formally identified it before?"

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Topic: 9) Puns that use hypertext links (2 of 6), Read 75 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: John Eberl (john_e_fish@hotmail.com)
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 08:02 PM

Call it a "jumpun"

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Topic: 9) Puns that use hypertext links (3 of 6), Read 71 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Thursday, November 19, 1998 09:15 AM

I like it.

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Topic: 9) Puns that use hypertext links (4 of 6), Read 54 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@endeavors.org)
Date: Friday, November 20, 1998 06:16 PM

or maybe just a 'punt', short for pun and hypertext.

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Topic: 9) Puns that use hypertext links (5 of 6), Read 37 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Sunday, November 22, 1998 12:38 PM

no! no! no! ::hyperventilating::

hyperpunt!!
(putting a pun in the middle of abbreviated hypertext)

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Topic: 9) Puns that use hypertext links (6 of 6), Read 39 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@endeavors.org)
Date: Monday, November 23, 1998 12:39 PM

On 11/22/98 12:38:13 PM, Michael Fischer wrote:
>no! no! no!
>::hyperventilating::
>
>hyperpunt!!
>(putting a pun in the middle
>of abbreviated hypertext)
>
Awesome!


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Topic: 9) Puns that use hypertext links (1 of 1), Read 37 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Kristin Streck (azelana@aol.com)
Date: Saturday, November 21, 1998 03:08 PM

Hypuntext could also work--no pun intended. :)


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