A new page where I will store some bad puns, mostly my own. I love a pun, the more contrived and outrageous the better. See What We've Been Up To for 29th June 2012 for an introduction and the origin of the phrase "elasticated badinage".
On 23rd July 2012 searching with Google for "elasticated badinage" yielded the following two hits, both referring to this site. This means that it has taken Google just over three weeks to get around to reindexing us. It might be interesting to see if the phrase ever catches on, in the same way that elasticated bandages catch on a toe-nail.
If you had a cooking-vessel, shaped like a duck, and then you burnt it, then dropped it, it would instantly change from a pochard to a pot, charred to a potsherd. Try it and see.