There’s a brilliant pun-based board game from the Eighties called You Must Be Joking which must be adored by cricket headline writers. Those guys just can’t let a pun pass them by.
We describe that game as ‘brilliant’, but actually it was anything but. The full title was You Must Be Joking – the punsational play on words game.
If you’re going to have a game about wordplay, you might want to do a bit better than ‘punsational’ on the front of the box. You Must Be Joking also boasted of being a game ‘suitable for ages 6-10 and over’ – so six and over then.
We’re not a huge fan of punning headlines. Today’s unspectacular effort is from the BBC after Dougie Bollinger bowled Australia to victory against Pakistan:
Bollinger fizz hands Aussies win