Browsing by Subject "Humor"

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  • Marsh, Moira (2014-02-24)
    Does anything go in humor? My answer is, yes, potentially, anything goes. Does that mean there are no limits in humor? Not at all. Humor depends upon boundaries—if there were no limits, there would be no humor. I contend ...
  • Smith, Moira (2009-10-24)
    Elliott Oring once stated that some jokes are beautiful— a statement that at first blush seems either absurd or revolutionary. But if it seems revolutionary to apply aesthetic approaches to verbal jokes, practical jokes ...
  • Smith, Moira (2007-06)
    Humor demands an immediate audience response, but both the initiating move and the response take place in a context where each party is aware that they are being observed (and their actions judged) by the other. Further, ...

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