First Gouda pun?
September 26, 2006 3:09 PM Subscribe
What was the first documented pun on the word "Gouda"?
posted by scottreynen to Society & Culture (15 answers total)
I've recently taken to eating a lot of Gouda cheese, because I like the taste. When talking about this with others, I often run into obvious puns because "Gouda" sounds like "good." This led me to wonder how early such puns started appearing. From what I've read, Gouda was named after the town of Gouda, which was founded in 1272. I assume the first English speaker to encounter Gouda made a pun, but what is the first documented example of this happening? The earliest I've found so far is 2003, which is pretty weak.