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Subject:  Re: Humor... Date:  12/15/2012  10:50 AM
Author:  AngelMay Number:  414809 of 442552

Of course, I suppose the author could have simply said that
"laughter occurs" which would have saved a lot of "words", but I'm thinking that something would have been lost.

k

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I read your excerpt from the author's work and it reads intelligently. Whether or not his theory makes any sense is another question entirely. Not being versed in this sort of thing, I am inclined to take him at his word.

Had he merely said "laughter occurs" he would have been wrong. Laughter doesn't just "occur" - ever. I've never once in my life been just sitting there quietly, thinking of nothing, and burst out in laughter. Laughter is brought about by a thought that we find amusing. Or by a story someone relates that we find funny. Or by the infectious laughter of another. But it never just "occurs".

AM
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