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Definition of joke

All of us are fond of listening to jokes and consider it a great form of entertainment. Some of the most amusing forms of jokes include blonde jokes, fishing jokes, golf jokes, Q/A jokes, etc.

What Is A Joke?

A joke is a brief story, observation, or thought that has a definite narrative structure and a punchline and triggers the physiological response in a person – laughter. It is intended to make people happy and laugh.

In most cases, the funniness culminates at the end and it finishes after the listeners feel entertained.

A Brief Look At The History

The earliest surviving jokes date back to 1900 BC. However, if we study basic human nature, we come to know that jokes must be as old as the human himself.

The oldest identified joke is an ancient Sumerian proverb from 1900 BC containing toilet humor.

The earliest joke book is Philogelos, written in the fourth century AD in the Greek language by Hierocles and Philagros.

More data was gathered in the 15th century after the printing revolution. One example is the publishing of a joke book in 1470 written by Italian Poet Poggio Bracciolini.

The first humor magazine is The New Yorker that was published in 1925 for the first time.

Who Writes Jokes?

Comedians are the people who write jokes or perform them. They amuse the audience by giving curious, comical, whimsical, laughable, odd, droll, humorous, witty, and eccentric performances on the stage.

They watch everything from the aspect of humor and convert it into jokes. Some of the examples include fishing jokes, Blonde jokes, Q/A jokes, golf jokes, etc.

It would be right to say that comedians cover various aspects of life and the humerus form.

Examples Of Comedians

Charlie Chaplin and Mr. Bean are considered the most famous and world-renowned comedians while Steve Martin and Judd Apatow have also made it to the top of the comedy world.

The list of comedy performers and comedians is never-ending.

However, it is worth mentioning that jokes are often not only for amusement but sometimes they serve greater purposes. This is something that can be observed in the performances and books of legendary comedians.

What Are The Characteristics Of A Good Joke?

A good joke seems like a combination of storytelling and social commentary. In other words, it not only entertains but also broadens the vision and lets the people think about the world from a different perspective.

There are various forms of jokes (such as blonde jokes, Q/A jokes, fishing jokes, etc) and a great joke must be surpassing the expectations.

A good joke is something that no one should be able to predict before listening to it. In other words, the element of surprise is the most important in jokes.

See the following examples of fishing jokes.

  • Why is it so easy to weigh fish?
    Because they have their own scales!
  • Mother to daughter advice: Cook a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
    But teach a man to fish and you get rid of him for the whole weekend.

What Are The Types Of Jokes?

Although all the jokes revolve around the basic setup of punchline and overall amusement, they are classified into various types.

Here are the most popular types of jokes.

Observational: These jokes cover the most trivial events of life and are often related to daily observations and experiences. For example, Blonde Jokes relate to the blonde people.

Anecdotal: They reveal the personal life experiences of the comedian.

Situational: They describe the funny moments of an event, place, or set of characters.

One-liners: These are the brief and concise forms of jokes that convert the punchline into the succinct form.

Character: Some comedians stay particular during the show or performance. Such hilarious and amusing performances are part of character jokes.

Ironic: These are the jokes that convey the meaning opposite to what is said. They are usually in the form of witty statements.

For example, look at the following Q/A Jokes.

  • How is ‘Communism’ one of the most ironic terms? It is capitalized.
  • What can be the most ironic name for a chubby person? Jim.

Farcical: These jokes involve the creation of humor using exaggerated stories.

Self-deprecating: These are the jokes in which comedians make fun of the other people they know.

For example,

“I went to the psychiatrist, and he said ‘You’re crazy.’ I tell him I want a second opinion. He says, ‘Okay, you’re ugly too!’”

Slapstick: It is a physical form of comedy in which the comedian often gets slapped or hit by something in a humorous manner.

We hope you have enjoyed this guide on funny jokes!

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8 Words With 2 Meanings

Eight Words with two Meanings

1. THINGY (thing-ee) n.
Female…… Any part under a car’s hood.
Male….. The strap fastener on a woman’s bra.

2. VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj.
Female…. Fully opening up one’s self emotionally to another.
Male…. Playing football without a cup.

3. COMMUNICATION (ko-myoo-ni-kay-shon) n.
Female… The open sharing of thoughts and feelings with one’s partner.
Male… Leaving a note before taking off on a fishing trip with the boys.

4. COMMITMENT (ko-mit-ment) n.
Female…. A desire to get married and raise a family.
Male…… Trying not to hit on other women while out with this one.

5. ENTERTAINMENT (en-ter-tayn-ment) n.
Female…. A good movie, concert, play or book.
Male…… Anything that can be done while drinking beer.

6. FLATULENCE (flach-u-lens) n.
Female…. An embarrassing byproduct of indigestion.
Male…… A source of entertainment, self-expression, male bonding.

7 MAKING LOVE (may-king luv) n.
Female…… The greatest expression of intimacy a couple can achieve.
Male.. Call it whatever you want, just as long as we do it.

8. REMOTE CONTROL (ri-moht kon-trohl) n.
Female…. A device for changing from one TV channel to another.
Male… A device for scanning through all 375 channels every 5 minutes.

I can’t eat, drink or sleep

Ricky was telling his father about his new girlfriend. He said,
“Since I met her I can’t eat, drink, or sleep.”
“Why’s that?” asked his father.
“Because,” he said, “I’m broke.”

Late final

It was the final examination for an introductory English course at the local university. Like many such freshman courses, it was designed to weed out new students, having over 700 students in the class!

The examination was two hours long, and exam booklets were provided. The professor was very strict and told the class that any exam that was not on his desk in exactly two hours would not be accepted and the student would fail. 1/2 hour into the exam, a student came rushing in and asked the professor for an exam booklet.

“You’re not going to have time to finish this,” the professor stated sarcastically as he handed the student a booklet.

“Yes I will,” replied the student. He then took a seat and began writing. After two hours, the professor called for the exams, and the students filed up and handed them in. All except the late student, who continued writing. 1/2 hour later, the last student came up to the professor who was sitting at his desk preparing for his next class. He attempted to put his exam on the stack of exam booklets already there.

“No you don’t, I’m not going to accept that. It’s late.”

The student looked incredulous and angry.

“Do you know WHO I am?”

“No, as a matter of fact I don’t,” replied the professor with an air of sarcasm in his voice.

“DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?” the student asked again.

“No, and I don’t care.” replied the professor with an air of superiority.

“Good,” replied the student, who quickly lifted the stack of completed exams, stuffed his in the middle, and walked out of the room.

You Might Be an Engineer if…

your favorite James Bond character is “Q”.

you see a good design and still have to change it.

you still own a slide rule and you know how to use it.

your family haven’t the foggiest idea what you do at work.

in college you thought Spring Break was metal fatigue failure.

you have modified your can-opener to be microprocessor driven.

you are better with a Karnaugh map than you are with a street map.

you think the real heroes of “Apollo 13” were the mission controllers.

you take a cruise so you can go on a personal tour of the engine room.

you think “cuddling” is simply an unproductive application of heat exchange.

you have owned a calculator with no equal key and know what RPN stands for.

you make four sets of drawings (with seven revisions) before making a bird bath.

you have trouble writing anything unless the paper has horizontal and vertical lines.

your ideal evening consists of fast-forwarding through the latest sci-fi movie looking for technical inaccuracies.

you think the value of a book is directly proportionate to the amount of tables, charts and graphs it contains.

Yo Momma got

Yo momma got so many freckles she looks like a hamburger!

Yo momma got two wooden legs and one is one backward.

Yo momma got three fingers and a banjo.

Yo momma got a wooden leg with a kickstand on it.

Yo momma got a bald head with a part and sideburns.

Yo momma got a’ afro, wit’ a chin strap!

Yo momma got a wooden leg with branches.

Yo momma got so many teeth missing, it looks like her tounge is in jail.