Across the United Kingdom on Monday, citizens who I assume are usually decent people have delved into the dark world of making puns. It's a dangerous road to Dad Humor, but people have leapt on #UKPunDay with a vengeance. Even respectable networks, like BBC Earth, are taking part.
"I tried to get into the secret service but I didn't have the right koalafications," the company wrote.
Even one bad pun sets off a chain reaction of even worse puns.
Koality!— Dan (@danmcginley14) February 12, 2018
Could have tried special branch— CountrysidePix (@Michael041247) February 12, 2018
Well, Owl be damned, you're probably lion, aren't ewe?— The Reaper (@DarthKorma) February 12, 2018
Oh god. Do you see what I'm talking about?
And there's lots, lots more.
"Man stood outside prison faces jail#UKPunDay," reads one eyeroll tweet.
Okay, I smiled at this one, which reads "I went to the Harry Potter Pound Shop. Everything was a quid each.#UKPunDay."
But groaned at a bunch more:
"Congratulations to Cheddar Man and Cheddar Woman on the birth of their baby, Belle," wrote one person. "I got some shoes from my drug dealer earlier. I don't know what he laced them with but I've been tripping all day.#UKPunDay," tweeted another.
Another wrote, "To whoever took my Microsoft office; I will find you, you have my Word. #UKPunDay." Ther ewas also "Marvin Gaye kept a sheep in my vineyard. He’d herd it through the grapevine.... #UKPunDay," "Two wi-fi antennas got married last Saturday. The service was dreadful. However, the reception was fantastic!" and "This bloke came into the shop yesterday and started throwing cheese at me. I thought 'how dairy.'"
Even the post office is getting involved. Don't you have packages to deliver?
And the news!
They can't stop:
I'd sign off with a pun, but I'm terrible at them. Yes...I was just jealous all along. I'm simply not punny.