Archive for January 31, 1999

ccc: Shaggy Boxes

Some say a "shaggy-dog story" is a short amusing story-joke ending in a pun (usually a Spoonerism). There are many such stories (sometimes known as "feghoots") extant, including the vast collection of Alan B. Combs. I admit to an intermittent fondness for such stories, and they can be a useful part of one's joke repertoire. […]