Syllepsis: A type of pun in which a single word is used with two different senses in the same sentence. "The sky was falling and so were my hopes," "I called her a tramp and myself a taxi." Writers from Alexander Pope - "great Anna! whom three Realms obey, Dost sometimes Counsel take - and sometimes Tea" - to Tim O'Brien - "He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men" haveused syllepsis. The master of the syllepsis, of course, was Groucho Marx, who said, "You can leave in a taxi. If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff."