British Humour

when we say English humour, we think of: Michael McIntyre

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He makes witty remarks of daily life.

Main Categories of Humour are:

1. Irony we highlight when something is different.
Example:
Our local fir station burnt down last night.

Phrase:
– Oh the irony!
– Oh how ironic!


2. Sarcasm uses irony to mock or ridicule.
Example:
When something bad happens, and you respond is:
That’s just what I needed today!

Phrase:
– I’m being sarcastic.
– that was sarcasm.


3. Dead Pan/ Dry Humour when something amusing or funny is said with a straight face and serious tone.

* Best jokes delivered direly.


4. Wit making quick and intelligent remarks and comments. preferably with a straight face.

* To be called as witty in UK is the mother of all compliments.


5. Self-deprecation making fun of oneself.
Example:
– BRITAIN IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT if you don’t mind poor weather and questionable food.
– I’m so bad at cooking, I could burn water!

* we don’t like to show off in the UK, instead we like fun of ourselves.


6. Innuendo/ Double Entendres when we intentionally say things that could be interpreted as taboo or sexual in meaning.
Example:
– I would like to see his meat between two vegetables.
– There is a plate of sausages over there, would like to give her one.

* This are huge part of British culture/ English Humour.


7. Banter playful teasing that can be quiet harsh.

*Banter could be teasing, but Witty Banter could be very intelligent comment.


8. Puns/ Play on Words making funny comments by bending and using the language.

* Its very common to Puns on shops names

Example:
– Bread Pitt
– Thai me up (authentic thai cuisine)
– Junk & Disorderly (Furniture Dealer)
– Frying Nemo (Fish & Chips)
– Fuckoffee (Café)
– Hand Job (Nails & Spa)
– Pussies & Bitches (Petshop & Grooming Salon)
– Indian Bones (Pet Wash)


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