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On Theories of Humour

Humour

/ˈhjuːmə/

noun

Something that is or is designed to be comical or amusing.


There are many theories of humour which attempt to explain what humour is, what social functions it serves, and what would be considered humorous.



Although it is hard to explain what could be considered humorous, we can certainly address what cannot be considered humorous. Any humour directed at oppressed communities along the lines of class, gender, sexuality, caste, ability, race and religion cannot be considered humorous. Rest is up for debate and dialogue.


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