Thursday, March 15, 2007

What makes you laugh?

Is it a clown, a funny picture, the sitcom "Friends", a dirty joke that your colleague narrated, a satire of the politicians or simply your toddler making funny faces and sounds.

Wikipedia defines Humour (or humor) as "the ability or quality of people, objects, or situations to evoke feelings of amusement in other people."

Humour can cheer us up, it can lighten the mood in a tense situation, it can break the ice in parties and can even be used to attract attention. For example, a nice way to catch the attention of students in a classroom is to start the lessons off with a relevant joke.

Of course, it is important to remember that other people might not share your same views on stuff you find funny for example. I found it quite funny but my wife didn't. It depends on culture as well. The British are famous for their unique sense of humour, which unfortunately might be lost of people from other countries.

On the other hand, many people like Physical/Slapstick humour, which seems to cross cultural boundaries. A good example would be the old Laurel Hardy and Charlie Chaplin movies.

So what makes you laugh?

So what makes you laugh?

1 comment:

dorischua said...

Wow.. not funny but my, she is so flexi for her age!


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