Today’s outrageous pun

Today’s Bizarro:

(medical) marinara as a pun on (medical) marijuana: same prosody (double trochee), same first syllable, same final schwa. Then there’s Mrs. Rotini, the (literal) pasta woman, suitable for treating with marinara sauce.

Previous postings on this blog. First on marinara sauce, which is understood differently in different places:

Semantic change on the menu of 4/3/10:
http://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/04/03/semantic-change-on-the-menu/
section 2 on marinara sauce

More on marinara sauce of 4/10/10:
http://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/04/10/more-on-marinara-sauce/
expansion of the previous

Then on rotini:

Gay spaghetti of 7/6/11:
http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/07/06/gay-spaghetti/
“screw pasta”: rotini and fusilli

Charles Barsotti of 6/22/14:
http://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/22/charles-barsotti/
with comments on fusilli and rotini

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