Briefly: bizarro word play

Not from Bizarro, but from Dennis Corrigan’s True Love Knows No Boundaries: One hundred amazing, comical, and bizarre drawings; see website here:

(Passed on by a colleague and friend of his.)

A goofy pun on boil, as in bring to a boil ’cause to boil, to be boiled’ vs. the medical noun boil: from Wikipedia:

A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue.

2 Responses to “Briefly: bizarro word play”

  1. Lee Sebastiani Says:

    Who knew pus could be funny?

  2. Dennis Corrigan Says:

    Guess I’ll have to do “Bringing an Egg to a Furuncle next!

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