play upon words

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Still, it is a Joke," declared the Woggle-Bug; firmly, "and a Joke derived from a play upon words is considered among educated people to be eminently proper.
Aux Medici' which makes a very pretty play upon words.
The whole little court in cassocks went into ecstacies over this play upon words.
The change is one of such far-reaching importance that we cannot dispose of it in a breath, as a mere play upon words.
Don't let us play upon words, Mr Nickleby, in the name of humanity.
To misuse the term 'archive permanence' and head this section Permanent Archivalness is not just a contrived play upon words - it's a serious challenge