I am currently planning ahead on my 8th grade lesson plans as much as I can, so during my prep period today, I was brushing up on the War of 1812. The biggest battle of that war - the Battle of New Orleans - took place a couple weeks after the peace treaty was signed, but the belligerents at New Orleans didn't know that. The British commander, Major General Edward Pakenham, was killed during the battle, and his body was shipped back to England in a barrel full of rum. Apparently in life, Gen. Pakenham had a rather surly personality, and this gave rise to a hilarious comment that was uttered by one of Pakenham's relatives upon the General's return in the barrel of rum. Wait for it...
"The General has returned in better spirits than he left."
Now that's funny, er, punny!
Good Day to You, Sir