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D5: Wayne's puns go deeper than you think

Still re-listening to Dedication 5 this weekend:

I've said I love the pun:

"I should prob'ly see a shrink but I'm afraid he'll make me little."
("Devastation," D5)

but I'm gonna spell out why it's special:

It's not just about shrink->little in the sense of changing size,
It's also about psychologists making us revisit our childhoods,
i.e. when we were "little." This interpretation is supported by the next line ending with "since I can remember."

We find another instance of such a double pun in "Still Got That Rock":

"take all your possessions / call it poltergeist"

The more obvious pun is possessions as in belongings and also as in spiritual/supernatural possession. But there's also a pun in poltergeist that goes with the "belongings": polterg-"heist" as in "take all your possessions." So, again, both meanings of both words apply at the same time. 

KK 


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