Joke


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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 ?
Maybe he'll be willing to explain his joke to the Hoppers.
and as this was seriously meant for a joke, his laugh was chorused by the seven.
We began to laugh again, feeling sure that they were indulging in some joke that was intended to crown our little entertainment.
Your joke is too bad, it's witty but unjust," said Anna Pavlovna, shaking her little shriveled finger at him.
From this time, the uninvited guest was taken into favor; his jokes began to be relished; his careless, free and easy air, to be considered singularly amusing; and in the end, he was pronounced by the travellers one of the merriest companions and most entertaining vagabonds they had met with in the wilderness.
It means, my dear friend," explained the Woggle-Bug, "that our language contains many words having a double meaning; and that to pronounce a joke that allows both meanings of a certain word, proves the joker a person of culture and refinement, who has, moreover, a thorough command of the language.
Poyser answering for the rest with unwonted vivacity of tongue, for he had all the appropriate wedding-day jokes at his command.
There was dead silence when I finished--it was one of those long jokes, too--and then, at last, somebody said: "And that was the joke?
An ironical smile played on Evgenie's lips all the while the recitation was proceeding, which showed that he, too, was probably in the secret of the 'poor knight' joke.
And an extremely small voice, close to her ear, said, 'You might make a joke on that--something about "horse" and "hoarse," you know.
He is the type that gives rise to the jokes in the funny papers.
But I don't care, I don't mind the terms -- I'd be willing to stand a thousand such jokes to have you here.