Surprisingly, someone at the Washington Post knows what a “feghoot” is –
A little story that ends in an elaborate pun: It’s sometimes called a feghoot, named for a series of sci-fi tales by the pseudonymous Grendel Briarton, “Through Time and Space With Ferdinand Feghoot,” starting in the 1950s.
In fact, they’re holding a contest: the latest Style Invitational calls on readers to contrive an elaborate scenario that ends in a novel groaner pun on a familiar expression, title, etc. – maximum length 75 words.
You have until Monday, December 8 to enter yours.
[Thanks to Martin Morse Wooster for the story.]