new writing goal: write sentences that are actually one sentence long the first time
reign meme: [4/4] charactersCatherine de Medici
[Image description: text reads “Rule 9. The Rule of Risibility. A man must be the first that laughs at his own pun ; as Martial advises: ‘Qui studet alterius risum captare lepore, Imprimus rictum contrahat ipse suum.’ ‘He that would move another man to laughter, Must first begin, and t’other soon comes after.”]
today at work I found The punster’s pocket-book from 1826, and this is one of the rules of making a pun
so remember, you can’t make a pun without laughing at it yourself first!