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an interesting event or personal shorty story that helps the humorist make a point
good-natured teasing back and forth- exchange of witty remarks
wit based on a person who makes a mistake which makes them appear foolish
exaggeration of a person's mental, physical or personality traits
a word puzzle that cannot be solved because the answer is a pun
A funny statement which seems just to pop out, but actually comes from the person's subconscious thoughts
extreme exaggeration that cannot literally be true
Not appropriate for the public speaker. Humor based on easily offensive subjects like bodily functions, body parts or serious situations like death and religion.
leading part of humor. When the situation ends differently that expected.
humor that is gentle, friendly and good-natured
Humor that is based on copying or mimicking
humor based on absurdity without realistic logic.
humorous version of well-known writing. Pokes fun at genres or artistic creations by imitating their styles
A trick played on someone
a form of verbal irony that mocks a situation
wit that is critical humor
comedy that comes from your own life experiences
making something that is regular or large seems extremely small
a clever remark about a particular person or thing. A quick play on words
Intelligent humor that focuses on words. It is a sudden sharpness and quick perception.
a joke using similar sounding words with different meanings or different meaning of the same word
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