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He that would make a pun would pick a pocket

Culling Simples

"In the new work, published in Frontiers in Physics, Australian physicist Kirsty Kitto and Canadian psychologist Liane Gabora have applied the mathematics of quantum theory to puns. .,
the authors of the new work argue that it is not the shift of meaning, but rather our ability to perceive both meanings simultaneously, that makes a pun funny. Thatís where quantum theory comes in."

The formulas are set forth here for the mathematical coves.

One could suggest that this study might be an example of Quantum Triviality, but that would be a vile clench.

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