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pun [noun]: a ​humorous use of a word or phrase that has several ​meanings or that ​sounds like another word. eg. She made a ​couple of ​dreadful puns

Along with tea, an obsession with the weather and queuing, one of the things that makes Britain great is its long-standing love affair with the humble pun.

It can be found all over our national press (we’ve been known to enjoy the odd one here on ShortList), most notably in the form of a punny headline which can leave grown men weeping in admiration before breaking out into spontaneous applause.

It’s a punny old game – so here are 20+ of the very, very best.

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You might need a little help with this one. Juventus – nicknamed the Old Lady – had just beaten Belarusian team FC BATE in a Champions League match in 2008.

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