Wellerisms are, without getting too technical, a type of pun based on a conflict between the literal and figurative sense of the phrase. Get it? “I see,” said the blind man is a perfect example of this. Here’s a few more:
- “I’ll meet you at the corner” one wall said to the other.
- “I’ll raise you two,” said the wealthy lady to the orphans.
- “Don’t get in a jam,” said one strawberry to another.
- “That’s an old gag,” said the cashier, as the thief bound and gagged his victim.
- “We’ll have to rehearse that,” said the undertaker as the coffin fell out of the car.
- “Simply remarkable,” said the teacher when asked her opinion about the new dry-erase board.
I welcome more examples!