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Funny Sounds of Humor

I once heard that Buddy Hackett said that words with a ‘K’ sound in them are funny. So true!

A “car” is funnier than “automobile.”
A “caboose” is funnier than an engine.
A “cacophony of cats” is funnier than a noisy bunch of dogs.

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Fear of Public Speaking

What’s the one thing that new speakers fear the most about giving a speech? You might think the answer is “everything,” but there is one fear that tops all the others.

That fear is, “OMG! I’m so afraid that my mind will go blank and I’ll just be standing up there in front of everybody, looking like a complete fool!”

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Humor and the Rule of Three

“A Jew, a Hindu, and a Christian walk into a bar–” Sound familiar?

For some reason, human beings like to hear things in groups of three.

Rhetorically speaking, this is sometimes called the Rule of Three, and it is just as powerful in a serious context as it is in humor.

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What is Funny

What is funny?

What makes us laugh?

Why is something “funny?”

In the most general of terms, humor is a way for humans to release tension in an uncomfortable situation. Peace, contentment, and joy are wonderful states of being; but they aren’t funny. Humor comes from the things that go wrong:

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