Monday, May 1, 2006

Puns, Word Play in the Book of Mormon, Any? —grego

As a believer that a pun is (one of) the highest form of humor:

Have you found any puns or word play in the BoM? I can only remember one:

Alma 52:20
...desiring him that he would come out with his armies to meet them upon the plains between the two cities. But behold, Jacob, who was a Zoramite, would not come out with his army to meet them upon the plains.

Alma 52:21
And it came to pass that Moroni, having no hopes of meeting them upon fair grounds, therefore, he resolved upon a plan that he might decoy the Lamanites out of their strongholds.
Does this count as word play?

Alma 43:38
While on the other hand, there was now and then a man fell among the Nephites, by their swords and the loss of blood, they being shielded from the more vital parts of the body, or the more vital parts of the body being shielded from the strokes of the Lamanites, by their breast-plates, and their armshields, and their head-plates;

I guess Mormon didn't have an eraser, huh? You gotta love the imagery of dodging the vital body parts being flung by the Lamanites.

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