The time Queen and David Bowie had a pizza party, Robert Plant protested “Stairway to Heaven,” and more.
If you pronounce these words differently, don’t worry—many people do. But here’s how they were originally meant to be pronounced 50, 100, or 200 years ago—and, according to the dictionary, still should be.
Writer Stanley Newman coined the term “RAS syndrome” in 2001 as a diagnosis for anyone who adds an extra word to the end of common acronyms like “ATM machine” (Automatic Teller Machine machine), making the whole phrase redundant and repetitive. You’ll be surprised how often examples of Repetitive Acronym Syndrome come up.
Whether you’re the Emperor himself or just some scruffy nerf-herder, you will be called upon to joke about Star Wars from time to time. Thankfully, the following 20 puns, bar gags, and dad jokes are so brilliantly dumb, they will hit both the ultra-fans and the uninitiated with equal…force.