puns

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Puns are central to spookery: Many famous names & symbols are really secret jokes by the crypto-aristocracy, used as shibboleths for signalling. The public name seems meaningless, but sounds similar to the secret word, usually something about power & finance, or secrecy & deception.

Puns are here tagged with the language where the pun actually works. This is mostly the Semitic languages, as many aristocratic clans originally come from the ancient Fertile Crescent.

Please read the introduction to puns.

Aces & eights

as numbers pun with “hidden leaders”, and as numerals with “show”

Ahasuerus

puns with “perceived ruler” (as opposed to real one)

Al-Qaeda

puns with “the leaders”

Armstrong

seems a pun-translation of Israel meaning “godseed”

Ashkenaz

means “hidden person” or “finance person”

Atlantis

puns with “unnoticed” & “hidden”

Ayatollah Khomeini

puns with “an emulated sign of God”

Bees

pun with “leaders”

Dagon

means “fish” & “cloaked”, and wears a fish cloak

Esther

means “hidden” & “veil”

Fasces

mean “breaking” & “alotting”

Haman

puns with “the crowds” & “the masses”

History

puns with histrionic meaning “theater”

Honey

may have been a synonym for “bee”

Introduction to punnery

using admitted examples

Isaac

puns with “playing” & “mockery”

Ishtar

means “privities”, and is therefore nude

Israel

puns with “descendants of lords” & “godseed”

Jagiellon

means “highest aristocrat”

Jew

means “leader” & “majesty”

Joseph

means “debt” & “forgery”

Joseph’s story

Kimball

seems to be the Phoenician name “Kim-Baal”

Kohen

means “priest”, but also “stationed ruler” & “enrichment”

Komnene

is a pun with “hidden” & “lurking”

Levi

means “moneylender”

Malcolm

puns with “secret governor”

Maria

is the female form “lady” as in “lord”, and puns with “imitation”

Mitsraim

means Egypt, but is spelled like “the slaves”

Mordecai

may pun with “legal master” & “feigning innocence”

Morgan

means “hidden leader”

Nixon

puns with “wealth”

Noah

means “leader” & “eminency”

Number 1

puns with “leader”

Number 33

seems to pun with “government agent” & “fake death”

Number 47

puns with “for deceiving” in English

Number 6

puns with “opposition” & “Satan”

Number 8

puns with “hidden”

Osama bin Laden

puns with “produced violence”

Ostrich hiding its head

is a pun with “hide-head” and “hidden leader”

Philistines

puns with “investigation” & “detection”

Phoenician

means “finance” & “fraud”, derived from “exchangers of accounts”

Phoenix

puns with “double-neck”, “curved-beak”, “returned-life”

Prows with horse-heads on Phoenician ships

may be puns with the word “Phoenician”

Punny names of Egyptian gods

all have meanings that correspond to the animal heads

Punny names of Phoenician gods

all have nasty hidden meanings

Purim

is about masking, and puns with “cloaking”

Samson’s riddle

has the solution “hidden leaders”, written like “lion & bee”

Shapiro

means “governor”

Shoes

pun with English “show”, with Hebrew “disguise”, and appear on fake event photos

Son of Ra

can be read as “secret custodian”

Springer

is a translation of “Phoenician”

Star as “veil”

is a pun of the word star with the word for “veil”

Strauss

means “guardian” & “custodian”

Tree of Life

puns with “tree of families”

Vashti

puns with “exposed” & “disgraced”