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    "Lend us and ear and we’ll give you more corn,” was how those who attended the first O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships were welcomed in 1977. Shucks! Now, 43 jears later the Pun-Off continues to a-maize people with wacky wordplay and home groan wit from powerful punsters who are out standing in their field.

    The 43rd annual O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Austin, Texas inside the Hilton Austin adjacent to the O. Henry Museum and Brush Square Park.

    For information about the O. Henry Pun-Off event, call 512-974-1398 between noon and five p.m., Wednesday to Sunday or leave a voice message. Please note that registrations to compete can only  be made online following instructions on the registration page.

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