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Waiter, waiter, what soup is this?

It's bean soup, sir.

I don't care what it was. I want to know what it is now.

This joke is a double pun. It is possible only because the waiter uses contraction (it's).

it's = it is OR it has
it is bean soup
it has been soup

bean (noun): an edible seed
been (verb): past participle of "to be"

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