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The peculiarities of English humour
Laugh! Smile! Have fun !
The aim of the work is to show the main features of English humor. The tasks: 1) to examine and analyze the phenomenon of «humour»; 2) analyze the notion of «joke»; 3) to study the ways of expressing English humour; 4) conduct a questionnaire among students; 5) to consider the reasons for misunderstanding of English humour;
Gelotology - a psychological and physiological study of laughter, and its effects on the body. Norman Cousins
= 40 minutes 5 min of laughter = 40 min of brake during When you laugh 80 groups of muscles work 1 min of laughter prolongs your life for 5 min
Humour - a funny, sharp, witty mentality; the ability to present the events, faults, in a comic form.
“humour” = “liquid” was used to denote “the body fluids”
- Waiter! Waiter! There’s a fly in my soup! - Please don’t speak so loudly, sir, or everyone will want one.
Joke - something that you say to make people laugh Anecdote - folklore genre, a short funny story, usually passed on from mouth to mouth.
Elephant jokes Dry sense of humour (the irony) Banana skin sense of humour
▪Pun ▪Absurd ▪Effect of dashed expectation ▪Grammatical oddities
* * * -Will you tell me your name? -Will Knot. -Why not? * * * -Why was computer late for work? -Because he had a hard drive Pun – use of a word that has two meanings
Absurdity - something ridiculous, a situations where something is contrary to a common sense * * * - Daddy, daddy! Can I have other glass of water? - What's wrong with you, son, that's your eleventh glass of water? - I know, my bloody bedroom is on fire.
- Don’t bother me. I‘m writing a letter to my boyfriend. - But why are you writing so slowly? - He can’t read very fast.
- Poor child! What a swollen cheek you have! Is it a tooth? - No, it is a sweet!
What can run all day without getting hot? The effect of dashed expectation – a situation when you expect another culmination
At whom do all people stare with open mouth?
PUN GRAMMAR DASHED EXPECTATION ABSURD
APPENDIX 3 Are the following jokes funny?
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