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I'm thinking of a very short story that ran in one of the big science fiction magazines--Asimov's or Analog, probably--maybe a decade or so ago, about a disease epidemic that created puns. Anybody know what it was? Thanks!

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    There was a very long-running series of very short, punch-line stories, always written to include a character named Ferdinand Feghoot (often with a large generational number, like DMXCVII); the stories are called Feghoots. Every single one ended with a pun of some kind, and the name Feghoot came to be associated with this kind of story. I wonder if yours wasn't a Feghoot about Feghoots... – Zeiss Ikon Jul 12 '17 at 16:47
  • @Zeiss Ikon: I see what you did there. – Akshat Mahajan Jul 12 '17 at 17:25
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    Another possibility is Asimov's Jokester, which involved MULTIVAC realizing that jokes were an alien experiment. Also, there's a real life form of brain damage, Witzelsucht, that causes people with it to constantly make jokes and puns, but it's not a disease that spreads. – FuzzyBoots Jul 12 '17 at 17:30
  • Blimey! While googling in search of an answer, I found out that there is actually a disease/disorder that causes puns! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witzelsucht I wonder if Spider Robinson has it? – Moriarty Jul 12 '17 at 23:38

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