What is the meaning of the phrase “no pun intended” ?

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Question by Savy: What is the meaning of the phrase “no pun intended” ?
I tried looking it up on Urban Dictionary but i didnt get anything helpful.

I dont understand it..

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5 Responses to What is the meaning of the phrase “no pun intended” ?

  1. say you are talking about a rat and you said why does he give a rats a## then you would say no pun intended. IDK it’s hard to explain i can’t think of another one right now. sorry

    June 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm

  2. Lets say 2 gay guys live in a house. And you pass the house and you know 2 gay guys live in that house and you say wow that house looks reallly gay(gay as in you dislike the way it looks for w.e reason) after that you say “no pun intended” as if saying I didnt mean that the house is gay because of the gay guys in it i mean its gay cause its ugly..

    Its a hard term to describe..

    June 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm

  3. It means they weren’t purposefully making a joke out of what they said.

    June 5, 2014 at 1:44 pm

  4. Like an ironic situation.

    For instance…

    You are talking about your vaccuum cleaner, and how it does a really bad job, and you were telling your friend about it. And you might say, “Yeah, my vaccuum really sucks, no pun intended.” Because the vaccuum really does suck. It sucks in air, but it also sucks in your opinion.

    I hope that makes sense.

    Bored as Hell
    June 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm

  5. It’s when someone makes an unintentional pun because they can’t think of a better way to say it. One time my dad bought some fried chicken and the chicken had gone bad. He called the store to tell them about it and said that it tasted “foul”. This is an example of when someone makes an unintended pun. Foul sounds the same as fowl, which is another word for birds. He didn’t mean it as a pun, he just thought that foul was the best word to describe it. He said after that “no pun intended”.

    edit: the vacuum “sucks” is a good example!

    June 5, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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