We cause you to think but, first, we make you laugh.
Ha-ha… hmm. You know, that sequence.
Our name, Punocracy, is derived from the words pun (humorous use of or play on words) and kratos (Greek for rule, government or power). As a word, it means the rule of pun or –– if you please –– punocrats, a rising group of courageous, witty, and punny writers, not afraid to call a spade a spade. Or not exactly… Sometimes they just prefer to call it a monstrous, canine tooth with a special liking for tender soil. Or even something more unrelated, but trusting on the reader’s wisdom to figure it out. 🙂
We like to think of “punocracy” as the rule of satires, by the writers, for the people… the right people (let’s admit it … actually, there are those who just don’t get it.)
The word may sound effortlessly like pornography, but don’t be fooled. We titillate your senses in an entirely different way … by experimenting with the intersection between words, humour, and socio-politics.
We are Nigeria’s foremost strictly satirical blog.
We aim to be home to different species of Nigerian satirists, where societal issues can be ingested, digested, regurgitated and addressed using the surgical tools of pun and wit. We also would like to be your one-stop shop for all things satire, and that is why you would find us sometimes curating lip-smacking satirical dishes from other places.
You can always contact us if you need ghostwriters with a solid grasp of satirical or simply humorous writing.
At Punocracy, we are fond of saying what we do not mean and meaning what we do not exactly say. So even though this means we get misinterpreted a lot, it also means we are not writing for just anyone.
Hopefully, the world’s satirical literacy (that is, the ability to read and write satire) will somehow catch up.