Cambridge, Winter, culture, February 2015


monday before juno  (sonya kovacic)

monday before juno (sonya kovacic)

HUNTER'S ONLY PUN. The celebrated John Hunter is said to have made but one pun in his life, and that was when lecturing in the Windmill Street School of Medicine. In demonstrating the jaw-bone, he observed that this bone was known to abound in proportion to the want of brains. Some students were talking instead of attending to  the lecture, upon which Hunter explained:
    "Gentlemen, let us have more intellect and less jaw."

Front page of the Boston Evening Transcript, February 4, 1854.

Take a look at the rest of the February 4, 1854 edition of the Boston Evening Transcript.

The Boston Herald likes using puns.