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Fun With Double Entendres

As a person who loves the craft of the written word, one of the silly yet effective tools that I enjoy is the double entendre.

The standard way to define this is:

A literary device that can be defined as a phrase or a figure of speech that might have multiple senses, interpretations or two different meanings or that could be understood in two different ways.

Oxford Dictionary says,  “it “conveys an indelicate meaning”. The first meaning in double entendre is usually straightforward while the second meaning is ironic, risqué or inappropriate.”

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Here are some examples. perhaps you can comment some of yours. Just a note of advice, the last one is a bit dirty.

A new weight-loss study requires a larger sample group.

Criminals get nine months in violin case

In the land of pencils, Number 2 is Number One.

I know my computer loves me; it’s always going down.

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