George Gopen thought it was a riot when he beat his college roommate in a pun contest.
"If you keep maltreating your girlfriend, she will send you a dijon letter that says poupon you."
While he loves to pun, Gopen does not take words lightly.
He has spent 45 years teaching literature, composition and rhetoric; the complexities and eloquence of the English language.
So when he heard President George W. Bush give a muddled speech in 2001, George Gopen felt compelled to write the White House.