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Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: GallantTed] #173455
02/11/08 07:52 PM
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Definitionately. Personally for the time being I have a "just getting by" sense of humor. Cheers GT.

Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: CarlAdler] #173462
02/12/08 02:53 AM
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I can give you an example of my cousin's use of dry humor; he's somewhat of a neighbor of yours, meaning I haven't seen the house. When I asked him what the house he'd built looked like, he said, "Oh-h-h, four walls and a roof."

Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: Jackie] #173464
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
I can give you an example of my cousin's use of dry humor; he's somewhat of a neighbor of yours, meaning I haven't seen the house. When I asked him what the house he'd built looked like, he said, "Oh-h-h, four walls and a roof."


ah, he's got a dog, then?


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Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #173474
02/12/08 11:46 AM
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Keeps the rain off.

Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: Faldage] #173490
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He said dryly.

Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: GallantTed] #173500
02/13/08 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted By: GallantTed
Howya tsuwm


Ya made some good pints fer sure. However, I notice ya failed ta mention the fella what will laff at anythin when he's filled ta the brim with whiskey - he's the guy with a rye sense a humour.

Be seein ya

GT


HA!!

Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: belMarduk] #173502
02/13/08 02:43 AM
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Howye fokes

Meself and the other Teds have been hotly debaten this issue beyont in Slasher's jint. Maybe it's just the case that someone haven a dry sense a humour and a actual dry joak are 2 different things alltagather. And as fer the peeple what laff at dry joaks, well, what ta call them may be a different kittle a fish fer sure.

Meanwhile, me pal, MadDogTed, is wonderen if someone what laffs at himself has a I sense a humour - or is it a me sense a humour?

Be seein ya

GT

Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: GallantTed] #173505
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My friend Iris has an eye sense of humor.

Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: Sparteye] #173517
02/13/08 12:31 PM
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>- if someone what laffs at himself has a I sense a humour - or is it a me sense a humour?

Someone what laffs at himself has a high sense of humour.

Re: "Wry and/or Dry "sense of humor" [Re: BranShea] #173919
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I don't think someone with a dry sense of humour is someone without humour, but someone whose humour is not immediately recognisable as such. It's not your garden variety cheery slapstick type, and may be perceived as rather mirthless by those who prefer Benny Hill to Daria. It is a cat's humour rather than a dog's humour. It is the kind of joke you tell without smiling, out of the side of your mouth with teeth firmly clamped together like Dirty Harry. It is unlikely to evoke a belly laugh in response, but more likely a quite snigger.

I think 'dry' and 'wry' humour are overlapping terms, but not completely interchangeable. 'Wry' contains the element of being a bit twisted. The word comes from OE for 'twist' and is presumably where we get 'wring' from. Dry humour can be wry humour, but not necessarily.

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