Eminem likes puns, too

Been listening to Recovery on and off lately.  What’s started standing out to me (besides the fact that it’s much better than Relapse) are the puns.  Some particularly noticeable ones:

…but it’s time to exorcise these demons
These muh’fuckers are doin’ jumpin’ jacks now

-Not Afraid

My filet is smoking weed, 
Get back cuz the stakes are high

– Cinderella Man

…now you get to watch her leave out the window
Guess that’s why they call it window pane

– Love the Way you Lie

The lowly pun shows up everywhere these days…

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  1. He does like puns. In mockingbird, at the very end, Eminem makes a carrot/carat pun.

    “I’ll go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya
    and make him eat every carat
    don’t fuck with dad (haha)”

  2. -And all those who look down on me I’m tearing down your balcony
    -Okay quit playing with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
    -Or the corner pub, and lift the whole liquor counter up
    Cause I’m raising the bar

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