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Monday, September 12, 2005

Some Definitions.

The following are some definitions & thoughts on humour:

Humor is any intervention that stimulates a playful discovery, expression or appreciation of the absurdity or incongruity of life's situations.
- American association for therapeutic humor

Humor is the capacity to perceive, appreciate, or express what is funny, amusing, incongruous, ludicrous, etc.

Humor is the healthy way of feeling a "distance" between one's self and the problem, a way of standing off and looking at one's problem with perspective.
- Rollo May, Humanistic Psychologist

Humour is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
- James Thurber

Humor is when an expected "future is replaced with an unexpected future. The more unexpected the more humorous.

For some humor is the "falling into place" (the "getting" it) and is not simply the unexpected surprise that is experienced as humorous.
- Anonymous

Humour is the only form of communication in which a stimulus on a high level of complexity produces a stereotyped predictable response on the psychological reflex level.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica


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