Popular mispelling of the word "pun" in the I.T. industry. It originally popped up through that said industry being filled to the gills with readers of Terry Pratchett, the well known humourous fantasist and bald geezer.

When Sergeant Colon first told Corporal Nobbs that something is funny "on account of it bein' a pune, or play on words", a terrible beauty was born. The question is, how do we kill it?

Pune (formerly Poona) is a Indian city in the state of Maharashtra, now essentially a suburb of Bombay. One of the important centers of Marathi culture, Pune was the capital from of the Maratha Kingdom from 1714 until its fall to the British in 1817.

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