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    Default Jokes are half-meant

    Do you think jokes are half-meant?

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    Default Re: Jokes are half-meant

    Sometimes they are.


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    How will you know if the person is telling a joke or not? What if you canīt ask him because he gives unclear answers. For example: Someone told you that the reason why you donīt have many friends is because you are a prick. After saying that he laughed. Are you going to treat it as joke or not?

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    Default Re: Jokes are half-meant

    Quote Originally Posted by mary joe View Post
    How will you know if the person is telling a joke or not? What if you canīt ask him because he gives unclear answers. For example: Someone told you that the reason why you donīt have many friends is because you are a prick. After saying that he laughed. Are you going to treat it as joke or not?
    I doubt that would be a joke. It seems to me much more like an insult.

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    Oh, haha. I think you are going to know it as soon as it came out of the speakerīs mouth, right? The tone will tell it all, but there can be exceptions to that.

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    Oh, yes. Tone is important. But the words are important too, of course.

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