Shaggy Dogs and Feghoots

Here are a couple of forms of speech making which are related to humorous and entertaining speaking:

A Shaggy Dog Story. This is a long-winded, rambling story which keeps the attention of the audience, often because they recognize elements of a joke, but the payoff never comes, or it comes in the form of a pointless punch line.

A Feghoot is a type of rambling story that supports or builds to an ending which uses an atrocious pun. One of our local Clubs in Las Vegas, The Lunatics Toastmasters, is hosting their annual Feghoot Contest on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 1:00 pm. If you are a Toastmaster you can enter the contest without being a member of their club. And if you are a non-Toastmaster you can still attend. And it’s free. Sounds like fun.

For more information about the club and the contest, visit their web site.