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Unit 8: Humor

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the quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech / شوخ طبعی
the action or sound of laughing / خنده
what a riot
ای داد بی داد، چه خنده دار
a riddle
a clever question with a funny answer / چیستان
an anecdote
a funny, true story, often told to illustrate an idea / حکایت
a limerick
a humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba , popularized by Edward Lear / شعر پنج بندی طنز
a blooper
a clumsy verbal mistake, especially one made in public / اشتباه لفظی
a pun
a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings / جک با استفاده از جناس
not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something / ناهمخوان
introducing a statement or idea that reverses one that has just been made or referred to / برعکس
play a joke on someone
trick someone, in order to make that person appear silly, stupid, or ridiculous
be the butt of a joke
be the person on whom the practical joke is played; be the object of ridicule
can take a joke
be able to laugh at oneself, even when one is the butt of the joke
be a good sport
be able to take a joke without getting hurt or insulted
be in bad taste
be offensive or extremely cruel
willfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it / ظالمانه
cross the line
go beyond funny into something offensive or cruel