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China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control | World news | The Guardian

China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control | World news | The Guardian.

Okay, so I think the criticisms here are pretty obvious, so let’s not dwell on them. Like, to ban anything for being “confusing” or “non-standard” seems more a comment on power/control in education than useful public policy, so there’s that.

On the other hand, let’s enjoy the fact that puns are being framed here as “cultural and linguistic chaos,” which is hyperbolically delightful.