Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humors (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), control human health and emotion.
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Some articles on humour:
... It's a Funny Thing, Humour Oxford, England Pergamon Press, 1977 J ... John Parkin (Ed.)(1999) French Humour Papers Based on a Colloquium Held in the French Department of the University of Bristol, November 30, 1996, Rodopi, ISBN 90-420-0586-6 ... (Eds) The Social Faces of Humour Practices and Issues, Aldershot, England Arena Raskin, Victor ...
... without fear or favour" and aims to provide less politically correct humour than mainstream satire ... The site's humour has been described as "cruel," "scatological," "absurd" and "irreverent." It is considered a British alternative and upstart rival to the better known US ... Despite its humour, the site is considered to be insightful on occasion ...
... Fowler and McManaman were also labelled for being serial pranksters with a scally sense of humour that was not appreciated, reported widely in the media, with reports of ...
... Different cultures have different expectations of humour so comedy shows are not always successful when transplanted into another culture ... that Americans don't understand irony and that Germans have no sense of humour ...
... Shock humour is a style of comedy intended to shock the audience ... This can be achieved through excessively foul toilet humour, mocking of serious themes (a.k.a ... In radio, shock jocks use this brand of humour ...
More definitions of "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 characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
Synonyms: temper, mood, humor
- (noun): The liquid parts of the body.
Synonyms: liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor
- (noun): A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.
Synonyms: wit, humor, witticism, wittiness
- (verb): Put into a good mood.
Famous quotes containing the word humour:
“The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.”
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge (17721834)
“I wish the English still possessed a shred of the old sense of humour which Puritanism, and dyspepsia, and newspaper reading, and tea-drinking have nearly extinguished.”
—Norman Douglas (18681952)
“Right as the humour of melancholy
Causeth full many a man in sleep to cry
For fear of blacke bears, or bulles black,
Or elles blacke devils will them take.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?1400)