Pun Plus Vocabualry In my years of teaching vocabulary to high school students, I have found that it is the unique that really helps in educating young mind. Their psyches have voracious appetites for new words, but they have to be fed in unusual ways.
One of the methods I use when approaching a new list of words is word play. Not every word lends itself to playfulness, but a large number do. Mix some of these frisky words in with the rest of the batch -- punctuating your lecture or introduction with them -- and you immediately capture your audience's attention. Many of the playful words I use are puns, but some of them are so forced -- based on sound and images -- that I prefer to call them PunPlus words (abbreviated Pun+).