Problem Solvers…ish #11: Witzelsucht—What Makes PSI So Darn Punny.

The word is Witzelsucht. It’s not a grubbin’ German pasta. And it’s not funny. Well, actually it is kind of funny. When it happens to someone else. But maybe not someone you have to live with. Unless you like an endless supply of puns—good, bad, and nonsensical. But then again, you’re here again, right? So maybe you’re just a little teched, too…

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Image of brain: Illustration from Manuel de L’anatomiste, by Charles Morel and Mathias Duval, published in 1883, digitally enhanced by Camazine [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons; the brick and stuff? Just crazy shit I put togther.

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Just when you they’re going to blame it on Witzelsucht…

Suffering from a rare joke-inducing brain affliction…yada, yada, yada…Doctors say just nothing to be done but grin and bear it…But no. It’s BAM! Seth and Lex sucker-pun you with a “we don’t care HOW many groan-worthy word-plays we’ve served you; we’re going to keep piling them on your plate and you’re gonna keep swallowing them.

Don’t believe me? Check out this article from the BBC about this mental malady that’s keeping sufferers in stitches and their loved ones suffering.

Fearless and unapologetic, the Problem Sovlers…ish assure us all that even if a cure is found, the witticisms (and even the half-witticisms) are going to keep coming, dain bramage be damned!

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