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What does it mean when you dream about a joke?

Humor in a dream is a good indication of light-heartedness and release from the tension that may have surrounded some issue. There is, however, also a negative side of humor, such as when someone or something is derided as “a joke.”

References in classic literature ?
Clacton in a jocular manner, indeed, but like most insignificant men he was very quick to resent being found fault with by a woman, in argument with whom he was fond of calling himself "a mere man.
Another would be jocular in tone, slapping you on the back, so to speak.
Hem—why, I guess I am not far out of the way,” returned Elnathan, endeavoring to imitate the expression of the other’s countenance, by looking jocular.
Babcock's birthplace, and, for reasons too recondite to unfold, his visit there always assumed in his mind a jocular cast.
One of such streets is the Cannebiere, and the jest: "If Paris had a Cannebiere it would be a little Marseilles" is the jocular expression of municipal pride.
029 2030 4400 THEATRE Ladies and Gentlemen Lea Anderson's beguiling and jocular soiree of magic, music and dance returns.
YOU have recently published letters from two of your regular contributors to this column treating the Brexit debate in a rather banal and jocular way.
At nine, the mood was generally jocular but rapidly grew more truculent as the magistrates progressed down an hour later.
In the course of a jocular conversation with three investment bankers in a pub on the evening of January 24, 2013, Mr Ashley said that he would pay Mr Blue PS15m if Mr Blue could get the price of Sports Direct shares (then trading at around PS4 per share) to PS8," said Mr Justice Leggatt in a ruling.
In some Ukrainian journalistic circles it became a jocular topic of debate to wonder whether or not the very wealthiest and most high profile MPs would file, and how much of their actual holdings would be exposed to the world's scrutiny.
He defeated 20-1 chance Jocular by a length, in receipt of 8lb from his rival.
An attractive and appealing cast helps this formulaic pablum go down easy, but the genial tone buffs the edge out of every element: The bro-bonding is jocular but never raunchy, the sex scenes never outpace their slow-jam R&B accompaniment, and the hero is never so much of a cad that he can't win everyone back with an ingratiating smile.