Dysfunction

Today’s Mother Goose and Grimm:

A straightforward pun on erectile dysfunction, with /p/ for /k/ (the two stops are articulatorily distant but acoustically very similar; they function together in half-rhymes and mishearings as well as in imperfect puns like this one).

Previously on this blog: “Reptile dysfunction” of 2/13/11, with two things: reptile dysfunction as a mistake (of one sort or another); reptile dysfunction as a silly joke.

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