Why it is possible to be serious at work without being serious – the use of humour in the workplace and how it impacts on the effectiveness of leadership
Leaders in today’s cut throat world of corporate industry face an enormous challenge. In the midst of achieving the organisation’s goals and pursuing...
Impact of humour in ads
Humour can be defined as the capability to be laughing at things, the way in which everybody sees that some things are entertaining, or the value of being funny. Funniness is generally used within publicity nowadays whether this is on radio, in newspapers, or on TV as part of...
Humour is a complex issue that has been looked at through several disciplines including philosophy, and within anthropology. Debates ensue as to what humour is and if it can be defined. Were an extraterrestrial to visit earth and ask what the purpose of laughter was, we would provide an answer...
Quotes tagged as "humour" (showing 1-29 of 3,000)
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
tags: deadlines, humor, humour, work, writing
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“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had...
Humour and Satire in Urdu Literature
Tazeen Gul* & Tabassum Javed**
Humour & Satire are an integral part of all forms of literature; & when the tragic part of a drama/story becomes unbearable, humour/satire provide a much needed diversion & relief. This article examines the effect of humour...
influence of message framing on buyer behavior
- the influence of advertising appeals on buyer behavior
- discussion on whether company should use humour as advertising appeal when promoting brand
i) reference groups
Reference groups are any person or group of people that serves as a point of comparison...
Humour is a phenomenon which is influenced by culture. It can be difficult to determine what aspects define a certain sense of humour. A nation’s wit is linked to the historical development of the country. How funny somebody finds a certain incident depends on many factors including age, personal experience...
The Messenger is successful because of it’s loveable characters.
Throughout the novel, the reader has grown to love Ed due to his self-deprecating humour, exemplified when he makes fun of himself early in the novel by saying, “I list what I am. Taxi driver. Local deadbeat. Cornerstone of mediocrity....
fear and tension? What effect would this have on the reader? Why humour?
• Atmosphere (rest of novel) = Suspense and humour are used at various points in the novel e.g. chp 55 when Pip has no expectations there is suspense and humour.
• Themes: (Need to discuss each theme and show how it is introduced...
The book “Twelfth Night” is written by William Shakespeare. In the book he uses humour. Shakespeare uses 4 types of humour which are: dramatic irony which is when the audience knows something that the character doesn’t, disguise is where someone is being someone else, mistaken identity where someone...
Discuss the physiological changes that occur in humour, differentiating between laughter and silent appreciation of humour. How strong is the research evidence for these physiological changes?
Theories of humour
Perspective from the humanities
The humanities have been concerned with the nature...
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(De)constructing humour across languages and genres
(English Language and Translation, University of Bari (Aldo Moro), Bari 70125, Italy)
Abstract: In Western societies, humour appears in many different communicative events, and is variedly...
People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Riddles and jokes have been told for centuries to make light of situations and to make people laugh. Humour is the tendency of particular experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. People are able to be amused, laugh, or smile at something...
emotions like anger, fear, helplessness, depression and stress. Humour helps give us perspective to our problems and makes us have a positive and hopeful attitude, that is why it is such a great relaxation method. The first documented case of "humour positively affecting disease" was in 1964 when Norman Cousins...
THE LANGUAGE OF HUMOUR – THE HUMOUR OF LANGUAGE
IRONY AND HUMOUR IN INTERPERSONAL VERBAL ENCOUNTERS
Abstract: In this paper the problem of verbal humour and irony is approached from a sociolinguistic
perspective, starting from the Semantic Script Theory of Humour (Raskin 1985), which...
Humour and Irony in The Guide (B.O)
As a humorist R.K. Narayan occupies highest rank among all the indo-Anglican novelists. His humour is all – pervasive and most varied. There is in him virtual humour arising from jokes, jests, repartee and retorts. Again, one get in him humour of situation and of...
In the film Life is Beautiful directed by Roberto Benigni several moods are created throughout the film. Romance, tension and humour were created through aspects such as dialog, camera techniques and colour that were used in the film. In this essay I will analyse how these moods were created using different...
situation and therefore the use of black humour in the film makes it suitable for the younger viewers. The scene even though intense and dramatic is made comical by Bonds comments and makes the film humorous and more enjoyable for 12 year olds. The use of black humour in the film makes it suitable for the...
it needs to be funny throughout or more probably needs to use humour in parts, here are the factors you need to consider:
How to find the humour
“Comedy is a funny way of being serious” – Peter Ustinov
The universal formula for humour and jokes involves three classic steps:
Step 1: Take the topic...
B) How can you use humour to your advantage in formal communication?
a. Humour as a tool of promoting your product/business.
1. Humour is also a great tool that can be used to market your business. It is another way to engage with your customers on a different platform.
(Martinez, L. (2009)...
Humour in Tragedy
Shakespeare’s play Hamlet has been performed more than any other play in the world. By reading or watching the play, a conclusion can be made that the humour is what makes it so appealing. “Well aware that several hours of unrelenting angst would be a bit much for his audience to...
The person with a sense of humour attracts other people with a sense of humour and in trying to amuse his eager listeners, as people possessing a sense of humour usually do, he shows wit, intelligence, vitality and a zest for life.
A sense of humour can also lift a person up from the troubles of everyday...
Humour in Advertising
1. Humour is generally used to evoke the recipients’ attention
Due to the fact that many markets are rather saturated today, many commercials aim rather at the
recipients’ emotional attention than at presenting a product’s features and advantages. In order to
services like online marketing and strategy and many others.
1.6) Indian Advertising Industry using more Humour in TV commercials:
Today advertisers are increasingly replacing sex appeal with humour as the way to reach the consumer's purse. A look at the Indian advertising scenario now shows that an overwhelming...
to discuss how the performances (mise-en-scene) in each film creates humour for the audience and therefore defines its genre.
I will first discuss East is East, the film mainly uses accent and dialect as a way of creating humour, George uses words akin to British culture such as ‘bloody’, he says...
‘The Merchants Tale is full of destructive wit and farcical, popular humour.’
In the light of this comment consider the variety humour in the merchant’s tale.
The coupling of obscenity with literary art, which thus enables the discourse of poetry to become the object of satire, is, as critic David...
The significance of humour which is shared is made obvious in the absence of the same. It is not possible to find a relation with someone who has never made you laugh, who has never laughed at jokes cracked by one, or one who tries to be really funny which wrong and inappropriate jokes...
WHAT ARE THE DIFFICULTIES OF TRANSLATING HUMOUR FROM ENGLISH INTO SPANISH USING THE SUBTITLED BRITISH COMEDY SKETCH SHOW LITTLE BRITAIN AS A CASE STUDY?
BA (Honours) Applied Languages
University of Portsmouth
School of Languages and Area Studies
Faculty of Humanities...
The Four Humors’ Influence
on the Modern Day World
The Four Humours created a new way of thinking in the field of medicine during the Middle Ages. This way of thinking is originally accredited to the great philosopher Hippocrates, though it has been changed...
novel maintains a humourous tone. Why did Salinger choose humour as the tone for his novel? How does humour contribute to the novel’s larger meaning and effect? Consider how the novel’s meaning would be different if Salinger did not use so much humour.
Discuss the meaning or impact of the title of the...