Mostly because I like to read classic children's lit and watch cartoons. I won't deny the groan reflex, but I believe in art. And puns are one form of art.
And small children, for whom puns are a valuable exercise.And children's book authors, who help show children how puns work?
Language play of any kind is a completely legitimate game for everyone who works with small children.
My, my, but someone seems a little defensive about puns.
Plus I am not certain a groan at a pun is a universal constant. I think I read somewhere Japan has a great love for puns. But I need to read more about this.
You seem to be a believer in many things which you have not researched.
Yes, a flaw I admit to freely.
I do promise to research more fully in the morning after sleeping a few more hours.
But as to whether I'm a child? I'm 26 years old. Have I, er, been overstepping obvious bounds?