Another allusive pun

Yesterday’s Mother Goose and Grimm with an outrageous pun:

From Wikipedia:

The proverb the enemy of my enemy is my friend suggests that two parties can or should work together against a common enemy. Although it is often described as an Arabic proverb, there is no evidence of such an origin. The earliest known expression of this concept is found in a Sanskrit treatise on statecraft dating to around the 4th century BC, while the first recorded use of the current English version came in 1884.

3 Responses to “Another allusive pun”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    The inevitable comment, from Jerry Morgan on Facebook:

    But with friends like him, who needs enemas?

  2. Brian MacIntyre Says:

    Stephan Pastis got there first several years ago in one of his running gags about Pig’s “sea anemone enemy”. The punch line of this particular strip was: “Yes, a nun and me, Annette O’Meade, and Ann, a maid, who are not your sea anemone enemies, had enemas with Eminem, an eminent M.T.V. emissary…”

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