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By Sherwood Anderson. Here are 75 short jokes anyone can remember. The bartender shakes his head.

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Letters must be adjacent and longer words score better. English Encyclopedia is licensed by Wikipedia (GNU). Except at a funeral.” —Demetri Martin, • “Cats have nine lives. (One of them, which paraphrases a classic joke, shows a mortician reaching deep into a cadaver as a nurse muses, “The autopsy is finished; he is only looking for his wrist watch.”) Participants indicated whether they understood each joke and whether they found it funny, then took some basic IQ tests and answered questionnaires about their mood, aggressive tendencies, and educational background. Tips: browse the semantic fields (see From ideas to words) in two languages to learn more. Read preview.  | Last modifications, Copyright © 2012 sensagent Corporation: Online Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, Dictionary definitions and more. That emotional maneuvering is what sets dark humor jokes apart from, say, puns, which literally pit your brain’s right and left hemispheres against each other as you process a single word’s multiple meanings, but usually don’t force you out of your emotional comfort zone. BRUCE DUDLEY stood near a window that was covered with flecks of paint and through which could be faintly seen, first a pile of empty boxes, then a more or less littered factory yard running down to a steep bluff, and beyond the brown waters of the Ohio River. In the paper, a team of psychologists concludes that people who appreciate dark humor—defined as “humor that treats sinister subjects like death, disease, deformity, handicap or warfare with bitter amusement and presents such tragic, distressing or morbid topics in humorous terms”—may have higher IQs, show lower aggression, and resist negative feelings more effectively than people who turn up their noses at it. The wordgames anagrams, crossword, Lettris and Boggle are provided by Memodata. Now I aint so sure I wanna get educated, 1963. Add new content to your site from Sensagent by XML. Dark Laughter was Sherwood Anderson's 1925 novel which took up much the same theme as his 1923 novel Many Marriages, though he read James Joyce's Ulysses in between. Dark Laughter was Sherwood Anderson's 1925 novel which took up much the same theme as his 1923 novel Many Marriages, though he read James Joyce's Ulysses in between.

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I need a synonym for laughing darkly or a dark chuckle...the background of the scene I'm writing is basically that when the husband comes home and thinks the wife is cheating on him (she's not really, but just talking to a close brotherly friend), but the husband thinks they are having an affair and when she denies it and tries to explain, he laughs darkly. In your darkest hours, if you find something funny, allow yourself to laugh. But what about the link to intelligence? "My Daddy said they didn't seem to mind servin' him on the Anzio beach-head. As in The sound of his dark laugh sent a chill through her.