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humour

(US), humor
1. any of various fluids in the body, esp the aqueous humour and vitreous humour
2. Archaic any of the four bodily fluids (blood, phlegm, choler or yellow bile, melancholy or black bile) formerly thought to determine emotional and physical disposition

humour

amusement, laughter, and the like created by the paradoxical, ironic outcomes of social situations, language, and the portrayal of these in literature, art and the theatre. Although humour is a universal feature of human societies and a diverse literature exists (not least the work of Freud), the treatment of humour, has been only fragmentary within sociology, despite its importance in social life. See M. Mulkay, On Humour (1988).

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Formal jokes are only one of many ways that people use language humorously, says Blake, an Australian retired professor of linguistics, surveys how English speakers manipulate sounds, syllables, affixes, words, phrases, and constructions in order to be funny.
But the Queen did speak twice - to wish everyone a happy Christmas and to humorously suggest the next Queen's Speech should be on the shorter side.
But the Queen did speak twice, to wish everyone a happy Christmas and to humorously suggest the next Queen's Speech should be on the shorter side.
The paper wonders humorously in the headline what the latest benchmarks from the EU are and contends that Athens and Brussels are going to train us how to steal.
I put on a new pair of shoes in that game, apparently they brought me some luck," Zidan humorously told Bild.
This irresistible show skilfully and humorously retells this classic folklore tale with a combination of puppetry, foot-tapping live music and storytelling that will entrance little ones aged three to seven and their families.
She clarified that she made those remarks humorously.
Eddie Pepitone humorously batters the US times is to watch more TV and root for more sports teams.
It humorously portrays the dramatic changes online shopping have brought to the life of Father Christmas, and shows that people can enjoy a more relaxing life in the Internet era.
Which country's pronunciation is rendered humorously as 'Strine'?
The final illustration of the 10 geckos barbequing sausages by a fire on the beach at sunset is a reassuring conclusion to a humorously told charming tale.
London, May 30 ( ANI ): Prince Harry humorously threatened to "slap" a youngster during a charity rugby game recently.