In Quotes: Geoff Nunberg on Puns in Country Music

"Since Tennyson's time, punning has been deprecated as the basest form of humor, to the point where it is usually a kind of veiled aggressiveness. Habitual punsters live for groans the way violinists live for applause." -- UC Berkeley professor and linguist Geoff Nunberg opined in a commentary piece about puns in country music.