Terminally Bored or Just Curious?
If you get it, you get it. If you don't, no need to press anything, 'cept maybe the last one - 'cause it's funny. Either way...
So, you think your gonna be a teacher?
(Or maybe you already are...or something)
'How are you?' or 'How are we?'
When someone insists you don't know what you are saying when you are trying to be polite, there are several avenues of approach. Humor can be useful.
|Maître d'||Ah, good afternoon, sir; and how are we today?|
|Mr. Creosote||Better get a bucket...|
That punchline that kind of explodes...you know, the one that ends with something like, "It's wafer-thin."?
There's a kind of humour that some of the religious nuts miss out on. So, shit ends up getting banned. Some places pride themselves on their relative 'morality'.
The English and their subjects are united in a very complex web with tons of 'history'.
History that bleeds through in everyday matters. Like language.
When a child watches another human being explode and everyone laughs, there is gross potential for something bad happening besides just nervously laughing along with something that may be kind of horrifying. Mental mis-conditioning, imprinting, or some other Latin-based word harking back to some other time. And adult words, those short-cut expletives:
Pardon my French.
Cocktail parties can be almost predictable at times. The 'wafer-thin' line is often accompanied with the garnished laughter as a way of showing that, "Yes, we get the joke. We saw that movie. We are your in-crowd." Forced laughter. Nervous, forced laughter.
Well, a kid just figured out what was so funny. For real this time. First the clip. Will only take a minute. Or not.
(First 30 seconds)
Sometimes context is everything.
As well as remembering not to laugh.
See Figure 1 (optional)