A Common Source of Humor

Many words have more than one meaning. You can get humor by thinking up a situation when either meaning can make sense and you capitalize on the misunderstanding. How would you state the definition of these two meanings?


However, you don’t want to do this when you explain something. The rule is to be clear!

Whenever you write expositorily, spend some time thinking about how you might be misunderstood, and write to prevent the misunderstanding.