Fans of puns will be pulling their hair out over this one, and people who hate puns will finally feel vindicated.
Writer for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper on Comedy Central, Asher Perlman, shared a photo of an advertisement for what I assume is eggs. Since he's a writer for a comedy show, let's also assume he was being sarcastic when he joked this sign was a great pun:
But pun aficionados are treating it seriously.
Thank you-- I thought I was the only one missing it 😶— ❤️Melissa❤️ (@Mannabouttown) February 14, 2018
Am I getting this right... the joke is just that there is no actual pun? Learning English to the level that I get puns was hard enough, non puns might kill me 😄— Jonas 🌹 (@aModernDandy) February 14, 2018
I'm not sure that the american word pun & the english word pun must mean the same thing— Andy Perry (@APComputers) February 14, 2018
A few people graciously explained that this "pun" is just replacing a word with another word, but they don't sound the same nor mean the same thing. It's more like Mad Libs than a pun, if you think about it.
Ok, it doesn't really make sense but if you say it, it kind of sounds like "hey, g'morning." So.... I'm going to go with that so my head won't keep puzzling on it.— Kate Allison (@kateaallison) February 14, 2018
Reminds me of the pretzel place near my house that uses the slogan “Have A Pretzel Day!”— Sophie Boudreau (@sophrubo) February 13, 2018
Eeeeeeegg morning, egg morning/ We’ve egged the whole night through/ egg morning, egg morning, to you!— Necronomijohn (@Scrawny_John) February 13, 2018
I do hope they change it to "Egg Afternoon", "Egg evening" and "Egg Night" at appropriate times of the day.... otherwise they would look silly— obs omo (@obsomo) February 14, 2018
Add it to the growing list of egg puns, like, Have an Egg Day! Egg well soon! Cure for the common egg!— Mike Q (@QMikeQ) February 14, 2018
Apparently, this isn't a rare problem in advertising:
My personal theory is that "Egg morning!" isn't a greeting—it's a directive. Have an egg morning by buying our eggs and shoving them in your face. Or else. Egg morning!
What do you think?