Welcome to The Nest


Senior Member
Welcome to The Nest as we call it,” he said. He held up his hands. “Don’t shoot me for the bad pun. Someone long before me came up with it.”
Source: A Man Made For Killing by Dan Ames
Context: At the Bird Conservatory aka The Nest.

What makes “Welcome to The Nest” a bad pun? Nest as a bird place and as a place where something bad is fostered such as a robber’s nest (WRF)? Is the latter a common meaning?

Thank you.
  • jacdac

    Senior Member
    That was my first reaction before I looked up the second meaning. Why is it a pun?
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