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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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This is a humourous book with catchy chapter headings and sub headings and funny asides.
But no formal approach has been made and a source at the PS30,000 a year school said: "It has been discussed but very much in a humourous fashion.
Without the Games to focus on, host Adam and his panelists provide a humourous look back on the events of the past seven days, take part in live studio challenges and present pre-recorded segments - including Alex's own efforts to reach the Paralympics in Rio 2016 as a participant.
We've three copies of the 'Liverpool FC Heroes' book, featuring insightful, humourous and moving interviews with legends such as Jamie Carragher, Kevin Keegan, Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush, to give away.
It was all perfectly portrayed by the BBC with Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and company laconic, humourous and professional.
D'Souza at the provincial indoctrination presentations while I was a trustee and Chair of the Halton Catholic District School Board, I can advise first-hand that he is a very dynamic, engaging, humourous and effective speaker.
Although the drama takes on serious political issues, it is very humourous. Hayden Taylor's play was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.
Formed in 2001, vocalists Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, multi-instrumentalist Babydaddy, lead guitar/bassist Del Marquis and drummer Randy Real have earned a reputation for their humourous and controversial live concerts.
The opening performance was elegant as well as humourous.
Always up with the pace, HUMOUROUS never gave up the fight against the ill-fated Box Wallah at Kelso.
The music is full of energy and humourous, which is just what we need in place of these dreary singer/songwriters that just won't go away.
'Freej' merchandise, like key-chains, car hangings, and dolls are also sold at certain shopping malls here to the absolute delight of the ladies and children.'Freej' is the best way to understand the old traditions and idiosyncrasies of the country we live in presented in very colorful, humourous and yet meaningful way.Full kudos to Mohammed Harib, whose brainchild is 'Freej' and we hope he will make more such animated serials that appeal to all and let us have many more hilarious and enjoyable evenings.