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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 9 July, 2020

17 times Irish people proved they do puns better than anyone else

Commitment to puns: strong.

1. Ireland is the kind of place where even the text on muesli boxes is packed full of quality puns

2. We love them so much that when this Laois takeaway came up with this name they were instantly adored

Source: SteveTheSpacePirate via Reddit

3. And this courier in Belfast couldn’t help get help but get a Finaghy-based pun on their van

4. Everywhere you look you can see the Irish commitment to punning – like this sewing shop

5. And tribute bands coast to coast

6. Whether it’s agricultural-based excellence

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7. Or serious protest signs – our puns are consistently brilliant

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8. We’ll never pass up the chance for one either – no matter how obvious

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9. You might cringe at some, but it’s a national pastime

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10. Even the Gardaí aren’t afraid to embrace the pun

11. Genius pub names all over have featured puns at their very core

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12. Like The Wander Inn

wanderinn Source: Google Street View

13. Lino Ritchie is perhaps the most perfect example of strong Irish pun game among our business community

14. But Thai Tanic in Belfast definitely pushes it close

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15. There was that time a shop used its fox-like cunning to get customers in the door

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16. Then there was the time we were introduced to the best Gaeilge/dinosaur pun in the history of language

17. And finally… a shoutout to the numerous hairdressers here that have used the name Curl Up & Dye down the years

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True pun heroes, all.

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David Elkin

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