Some articles on humor:
... particular weaknesses in areas of nonliteral language that include humor, irony, teasing, and sarcasm ... Although individuals with AS usually understand the cognitive basis of humor, they seem to lack understanding of the intent of humor to share enjoyment with others ... Despite strong evidence of impaired humor appreciation, anecdotal reports of humor in individuals with AS seem to challenge some psychological theories of AS and autism ...
... The episode contained obvious sexual humor, which includes Mom's line "Oh, the Buffalo Gals, a motorcycle riding gang that randomly bursts into people's homes and chews on their carpet ...
... with Joan Nathan (39 episodes, 2002) The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner (2001), the history of sitcoms Celebrating the ...
... The book, like the monsignor, crackles with humor, warmth, and intellectual excitement ... insight into the mystery of God and a wonderful sense of humor even when he is speaking about very heavy subjects ... Perhaps it is precisely this sense of humor-and wonder-that brings people of all faiths to Msgr ...
... Further information Theory of humor In the theory of humor, one must have a sense of humor and a sense of seriousness to distinguish what is supposed to be taken literally or not ... An even more keen sense is needed when humor is used to make a serious point ... Psychologists have studied how humor is intended to be taken as having seriousness, as when court jesters used humor to convey serious information ...
More definitions of "humor":
- (verb): Put into a good mood.
- (noun): A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
Example: "He was in a bad humor"
Synonyms: temper, mood, humour
- (noun): (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state.
- (noun): A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.
Synonyms: wit, humour, witticism, wittiness
- (noun): The quality of being funny.
Example: "I fail to see the humor in it"
Famous quotes containing the word humor:
“Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor.”
—H.L. (Henry Lewis)
“Nine-tenths of the value of a sense of humor in writing is not in the things it makes one write but in the things it keeps one from writing. It is especially valuable in this respect in serious writing, and no one without a sense of humor should ever write seriously. For without knowing what is funny, one is constantly in danger of being funny without knowing it.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)