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    Funny face death

    Would you please tell me,what it means by this expression?

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    #2

    Re: Funny face death

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    Would you please tell me,what it means by this expression?

    Sorry, I have never heard of it.

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    Re: Funny face death

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Sorry, I have never heard of it.
    I guess it is the action of the actors in many ordinary comedy shows when there are a lot of amusing things there. The audiences laughed & laughed for the funny things the actors made. The actors themselves gave a big smile but look funny obviously in their eyes only which made them look funnier. This is it.


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    #4

    Re: Funny face death

    I wonder also what does it mean?!

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    Re: Funny face death

    Dear Bhaisahab

    Oh! It's hard for me to describe this action/expression in English,actually. All I can say is that the actors in the comedy shows often do it. Just like a moderator in a funny show " Are you smarter than a 5th graders?" on TV. He often acts this action/expression towards his audiences. Everyone knows this trick & like it very much .You can look at his face,like pretending there is nothing amusing at the time there really is . Hope this help you more.



    PS maybe it means that his face shows no sign of anything if we don't look at his eyes that laugh. He only smiles but his eyes laugh. I'm not sure what this expression is called in English & whether it is associated with a word like "kidding face"
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    #6

    Re: Funny face death

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Sorry, I have never heard of it.

    Does a "kidding face" mean the same as "funny face death"?
    Actually I wonder this words "funny face death" are used in English? Would you please tell me,again? I really appreciate your reply.

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    Re: Funny face death

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    Does a "kidding face" mean the same as "funny face death"?
    Actually I wonder this words "funny face death" are used in English? Would you please tell me,again? I really appreciate your reply.
    I've never met either of these expressions. A 'mock death' is just that, and a comic's face will show it - but there's no special name for this sort of face.

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    #8

    Re: Funny face death

    I have just had a thought, perhaps it's "dead pan" as in "a dead pan expression".

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    #9

    Re: Funny face death

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I have just had a thought, perhaps it's "dead pan" as in "a dead pan expression".
    This is what came to my mind, as well. "Dead pan comedy" or a "dead pan expression" are both a specific genre of humor. The person telling the joke maintains a straight face, one without expression, and yet the audience laughs. One expert of dead pan comedy was Bob Newhart, as can be seen here.

    Bob maintains a straight face despite the weird and nutty people around him, which makes the situation that much more humorous.

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    Re: Funny face death

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    This is what came to my mind, as well. "Dead pan comedy" or a "dead pan expression" are both a specific genre of humor. The person telling the joke maintains a straight face, one without expression, and yet the audience laughs. One expert of dead pan comedy was Bob Newhart, as can be seen here.

    Bob maintains a straight face despite the weird and nutty people around him, which makes the situation that much more humorous.
    Dear Ouisch,
    Oh! Yes, that's it what I'm waiting for.Thank you very much. And how did you do that in bringing that marvellous show to describe this expression to me? It's very funny. You know, we ,Thai people like to do this kind of expression on Comedy
    shows nearly all the time which make us to act some kind of a non-stop laughing later on.
    Best wish
    Cdr.Phorntita
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