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A “play on words” or “pun” is a type of humor using a word or phrase that has two meanings.

Describe the play on words used by the cartoonist.

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Responding to protesters demands that he leave office immediately, President Mubarak announced he will not run for office (seek re-election) in September, but said nothing about stepping down now. The cartoonist uses a play on words to have an aide to the president suggest that he run away (leave the presidency or Egypt) immediately.