Laughter

Improving Your Sense of Humour


Daily Life, Humour, Laughter, Theoretics


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A good sense of humour can make you the life of the party. Maybe you’re looking to be the fun one in your friend group, make a cute girl in your class laugh, or impress your new coworker. No matter your reasons, you can become a funnier person by using different forms of comedy, practicing, and using your body language. You’ll have everyone roaring with laughter before you know it!

Humour Skills for Surviving Anything


Humour, Laughter, Theoretics


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You’ve got to be kidding!” Have you heard yourself saying these words more often than you used to? You hear about the latest cutbacks, reorganization or mergers and your first statement of disbelief is: “You’ve got to be kidding.” That reflex response provides a clue for how you can survive the stress and chaos created by managed care. Your sense of humour and an ability to laugh can nurture and protect your body, mind, and spirit during these times of rapid change. “A sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the unbearable.”

Developing your Sense of Humour


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Your sense of humour has been developing since you were born. It has developed in stride with all your cognition, and has been shaped by your upbringing. You might laugh at the same things your parents do, and you might have difficulty understanding humour outside of the range of your familial and social background. Even within your familial context, you aren’t likely to be in on every joke.

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Do you have a Sense of Humour


Daily Life, Humour, Laughter, Way of Life


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A sense of humour can be a person’s greatest asset. This skill can help you interact easily with others, improve your health, and even help diffuse difficult situations. What’s not often understood is that you don’t have to be funny to have a sense of humour, you just have to learn to see the lighter side of things.

Spreading Laughter


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Spreading laughter is the next best thing to laughing yourself. When you set out to spread laughter, you’re also spreading joy, happiness, and love for other people. Long considered “the best medicine”, laughter has power; it can lighten up the atmosphere, bring a group of people together, help people to feel good about themselves, and make a challenging day so much easier to face. Even tears are changed by a good laugh, turning into tears of joy and hilarity.

Making a Pun


Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics


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Paronomasia is the formal name given to the kind of word play commonly known as a “pun.” While many might groan at “dad jokes” that are often puns too bad ”not” to laugh at, a pun well done can impress the palate of even the most discerning connoisseur. An apt pun at the right moment can have a strong effect on those who hear it. To make puns yourself will require a knowledge of the kinds that exist, as well as an understanding of context, timing, and lateral thinking.