Friday, December 16, 2005

The Official Comedy Learning Annex: Phonics 101

In our next installment, we look at homophones and their comedy potential. Which is the funniest use of the phonic "sole"?

A. The lower area of a shoe

B. The South Korean capital

C. The fish

The answer is... B., the capital of South Korea. Many first year comedy students have a preconceived notion about sea-life and humor, so they are inclined to choose an aquatic option where applicable. However, this lesson shows how well geography and Far-Eastern culture can serve the myriad purposes of mirth.