Plays on words

Play of words, Play on words, Word play, Wordplay
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Date: 1970 - 1979 Ref: Eph-E-MISCELLANEOUS-1970s-01 Description: Poster shows agrainy image based on a photograph, and reproduced in orange and purple. It shows a young person, probably a man, with an afro hairstyle, "inj...
Date: 1972 - 1979 Ref: Eph-D-MAORI-1970s-01 Description: Print reproduction with additional colour, of a black and white photograph showing a Maori man walking past a slogan painted on a fence: "Aotearoa, the land ...
Date: 1980 - 1989 By: City Limits Cafe (Wellington, N.Z.) Ref: Eph-D-DINING-1980s-02 Description: Poster advertising the City Limited Cafe shows an arrangement of text, the orange poster paper showing through the black printed background. The words "Get s...
Date: 1945 - 1959 By: Lodge, Nevile Sidney, 1918-1989 Ref: Eph-D-CHRISTMAS-1950s-02 Description: Poster shows an illustration of a man beside a boiling mud pool and geyser, with a laughing Maori woman in traditional costume standing behind him. Drops of ...
Date: 1970 - 1980 Ref: Eph-A-ASSOCIATION-WCOBRFC-1970s Description: Includes certificates issued by "The Committee of the Institute of Free Love" (Sensuously single certificate, awarded to Mr W R M[...]); the "Indoor Bird Wat...
Date: 1970 From: Lodge, Nevile Sidney 1918-1989 :[Archive of original cartoons for the Evening Post and Sports Post, 1941 to 1988] Ref: B-137-350 Description: Shows a reporter descending with a skydiver, and noting his answers to interview questions. The answers all depend on double entendre and metaphor: his feeli...
Date: [1960-1984] From: Kidman, Fiona Judith (Dame), 1940- : Papers Ref: 90-041-26 Description: Includes notes, parts of stories and drafts, invitation to christening, pieces by Kidman on Norman McLeod and Greeks in New Zealand, hints on how teachers ca...
Date: 1950 - 1969 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-387-010 Description: Shows six illustrations of rugby terms coined by the cartoonist. Each is a play on words, for example the illustration for the term 'Henderson is looking for...
Date: 1955 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-386-063 Description: Shows four frames containing illustrations of news headlines. In the first frame, 'Soviet ships take arms to Egypt', the Russians are delivering human arms r...
Date: 1950 - 1969 From: Mayne, William Thomas, 1910-1988 :490 original cartoons published in the Christchurch Star Sun and the Christchurch Star Sun Sports between 1954 and 1962. Ref: A-387-022 Description: Shows five frames containing toungue-in-cheek illustrations of lawn bowls terms. For example, the illustration for the phrase 'He brushed the kitty when he a...
Date: 1909 From: [Menus, up to octavo size, mainly for Wellington Club celebratory dinners. 1900-1909] By: White Hart Hotel (New Plymouth, N.Z.) Ref: Eph-A-DINING-1909-01 Description: Menu cover printed in gilt shows a logo of an antlered deer in profile. The inside spread lists the bill of fare, and on the left page a greeting using a wor...
Date: 2011 By: Freestyle Total Print Production Ref: Eph-A-BOOK-ARTS-2011-01 Description: Set of a title card and 20 postcards, each of which shows a two-word phrase chosen by poet Kate Camp, each of the pair of words graphically designed independ...
Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :Utter nonsense!! The faster mine goes the thinner I get!! Otago Daily Times, [ca 7 December, 2004].
Date: 2004 From: Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :[Digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times] Ref: DX-022-134 Description: Two very thin greyhounds read the headline of the paper that their overweight trainer is reading; they take "fast food" to mean the rabbit that they chase in...
Fletcher, David, 1952- :'You've been described at a man of convictions. How they found out about all your speeding fines, I don't know!' Dominion Post, 9 March 2004.
Date: 2004 From: Fletcher, David, 1952- :Digital cartoons Ref: DX-005-844 Description: 'The Politician' cartoon strip. Quantity: 1 digital image(s).
Evans, Malcolm, 1945- :Mike Moore speaks up. New Zealand Herald, 21 February, 2003.
Date: 2003 From: Evans, Malcolm Paul, 1945- :Digital cartoons Ref: DX-002-208 Description: Past Prime Minister Mike Moore delivers a verbose and divergent speech on a number of topics relating to contemporary international politics which is also pu...
Date: 2012 By: Smith, Ashley W, 1948- Ref: EPHDL-0243 Description: Digital Christmas message from the cartoonist Ashley Smith shows him and his wife Gretchen confronting monsters. At the right is the Auckland Little Shop of ...
Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :Funny, but up till now I'd always seen him as one of our more passive smokers! Otago Daily Times, [ca 12 December, 2004].
Date: 2004 From: Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :[Digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times] Ref: DX-022-138 Description: A disgruntled smoker storms out of a bar while the barman, who has had a jug of beer tipped on his head, is perplexed as to the man's change in attitude. Ref...
Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :There's no barmaid! It just means you don't have to go outside for a fag! Otago Daily Times, 9 December, 2004.
Date: 2004 From: Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :[Digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times] Ref: DX-022-136 Description: The exasperated owner of an open roof venue explains to his patrons that the bar's name does not allude to the fact there is a topless waitress to serve them...
Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :RNZ Air Farce. Otago Daily Times, [ca 4 February 2005].
Date: 2005 From: Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :[Digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times] Ref: DX-022-177 Description: The first of two vignettes shows an officer talking to a mechanic about the state of the New Zealand Air Force. In the background is a decrepid plane which i...
Tremain, Garrick, 1941- : Man! Am I going to drive you to oblivion! Otago Daily Times, 4 November 2004.
Date: 2004 From: Tremain, Garrick, 1941- :[Digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times] Ref: DX-022-113 Description: In this series of four vignettes, George W. Bush, the re-elected president of the United States, plays golf using the head of his deafeated rival, John Kerry...