when we say English humour, we think of: Michael McIntyre
He makes witty remarks of daily life.
Main Categories of Humour are:
1. Irony we highlight when something is different.
Our local fir station burnt down last night.
– Oh the irony!
– Oh how ironic!
2. Sarcasm uses irony to mock or ridicule.
When something bad happens, and you respond is:
That’s just what I needed today!
– 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.
– 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.
– 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
– 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)