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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.”

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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." He wished, however, to enter into a literary conservation with Miss Hilbery, and thus let the matter drop.
Long practised in all the subtle arts of his race, he drew, with great dexterity and quickness, the fantastic shadow that the natives were accustomed to consider as the evidence of a friendly and jocular disposition.
Lanahan's Life Preservers?" 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. “Latin is a queer language, gentlemen; now I rather guess there is no one in the room, except Squire Lippet, who can believe that ‘Far.
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.
But if all this is subtle evidence of larger phenomena at workof an affluent class busily distracting itself from their empire in entropic decline, or simply the necessary evolution of mass sporting eventsthere wasn't a visible manifestation one way or the other in the faces of the jocular crowd parading through the tournament grounds this past Thursday afternoon.
The men opened with Nothing Like A Dame sung in a slightly jocular style followed by Some Enchanted Evening.
And when asked why that was, he was in jocular mood - but with a serious edge.
In a jocular seewLh You hope so when they insist on knowing "dates and occasions dat when each of the clubs were observed by Leeds' servants or agents".
Dak's dad, remembered for his jocular personality, is foregrounded, with memories of him telling jokes, or wearing funny glasses.