Visual pun  

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Les Poires, as sold separately to cover the expenses of a trial of Le Charivari
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A visual pun is a pun involving an image or images (in addition to or instead of language).

Visual puns in which the image is at odds with the inscription are common in Dutch gable stones as well as in cartoons such as Lost Consonants or The Far Side. European heraldry contains the technique of canting arms, which can be considered punning.

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