I'm not a native English speaker therefore i ask:
what is the simple meaning when someone says "Pun Intended" when referring to something he just said before? (or no pun intended)
i tried to google it but haven't been able to find a simple answer.
i understand that it's a play on words - but when and why?
"You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish" - i understand the joke in this example but, ironically i hear it a lot on the U.S news which i doubt they try to make a joke while debating an important issue
can you please provide an example so that i can finally 'connect' the dots ?
A pun is a phrase which could be interpreted in a serious way or in a funny way, such as in:
Someone stole my toilet and the police have nothing to go on.
Having sex in an elevator is wrong on so many levels.
Last time I got caught stealing a calendar I got 12 months.
I saw an ad for burial plots, and thought to myself this is the last thing I need.
All four of those examples have both a serious meaning, and a funny meaning.
If you were being serious, you might add "no pun intended" so that people don't think you were making a joke.
If you were making a joke, you might add "pun intended" so that nobody would take your remark seriously.