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I think I heard

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something like this as well, I heard, and it was on NPR, that some small percentage of laughter exchanged between people is actually what we call humor, a joke, some irony, etc., for the most part a smile or laughter is brough on, communicated by body language, by small signals of laughter or happiness that in turn trigger that feeling in others; for example someone can tell a joke or do something that is related to humor, and there may be less of a response in terms of communicating that laughter or happiness than when someone just has a silly or funny demeaner or is talking about some everyday thing, but laughing while doing so; this same person referred to some type of primate, chimps I think, and how they often tickle each other, and chimps that have been taught sign language talk about this often amongst themselves, 'I had a good tickle today' you can imagine them saying to one another and that being very exciting



I think I heard

Posted to Utterances




something like this as well, I heard, and it was on NPR, that some small percentage of laughter exchanged between people is actually what we call humor, a joke, some irony, etc., for the most part a smile or laughter is brough on, communicated by body language, by small signals of laughter or happiness that in turn trigger that feeling in others; for example someone can tell a joke or do something that is related to humor, and there may be less of a response in terms of communicating that laughter or happiness than when someone just has a silly or funny demeaner or is talking about some everyday thing, but laughing while doing so; this same person referred to some type of primate, chimps I think, and how they often tickle each other, and chimps that have been taught sign language talk about this often amongst themselves, 'I had a good tickle today' you can imagine them saying to one another and that being very exciting