Do you have to have contextual understanding to enjoy language play?

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< Often you do. It depends on the type of language play. If it is just alliteration or homomyms or homophones, then sometimes you can pick it up even without context... but some of it is based on situation or specialized knowledge, and in those cases, yeah, you would have to know the context. If someone makes a play on a phrase from Shakepeare and you've never read any Shakespeare or heard that line before, then you won't get it.

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