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Finding Your Humourous Side


Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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There is a humourous side to everyone and that includes you too. Being humourous might make you feel good and attract more friends but if it doesn’t, then it doesn’t matter. Humour also helps to heal us from health conditions because it reduces stress and feeling happy produces ‘happy’ endorphins in the brain, which help us to heal physically and/or mentally.

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.

Taking a Joke


Daily Life, Humour, Jokes, Theoretics, Way of Life


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Everyone loves a good joke but when the joke’s on you, it’s hard to know how to react, respond, and continue having a good time. Remain calm and consider the Joker’s intent. If the intent wasn’t malicious, you needn’t be upset by it. Laughter is often automatic, but being offended is a choice. You can choose not to let a joke get to you.

Telling a Joke


Funny Stories, Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics


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From one-liners to classic three-liners to the one-minute gag you tell your friends, a good joke pleases everyone. Joke-telling is one of the best ways to ease tension, make a new friend, or light up a room. That is, of course, if you can get a laugh. Telling good jokes is an art that comes naturally to some people, but for others it takes practice and hard work.

Making Jokes


Funny Stories, Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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Comedians make it look easy, but coming up with a funny joke actually takes a lot of forethought. You’ve got to pick a target and find a way to make fun of it that delights, rather than offends, your audience. It can be a fine line to walk, but the results are worth it! Read this article to find out how to make a joke that’ll have your friends rolling with laughter.

Philosophy of Humour


Humour, Laughter, Theoretics


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Although most people value humour, philosophers have said little about it, and what they have said is largely critical. Three traditional theories of laughter and humour are examined, along with the theory that humour evolved from mock-aggressive play in apes. Understanding humour as play helps counter the traditional objections to it and reveals some of its benefits, including those it shares with philosophy itself.