Last week sometime I mentioned satire in one of my posts. Satire comes in a lot of forms and that’s why the satire gets its name from the Latin lanx satura which literally means a full dish of various fruits. I love witty things. In my research and general poking around the web, I’ve found so many juicy tidbits, I thought I’d do an exposé.
I try to walk the dog every day. A writer sitting away the hours writing sets one up for high blood pressure and kidney problems. My companion in this venture is a little couch potato of a terrier. She’s so enthusiastic about getting into the harness for a W-A-L-K, that I often hear her little sounds of happy satisfaction. She certainly grins from ear to ear. Studies show many animals laugh, that is, laugh in their own way. Apparently you can really tell the difference in the primates who hoot and grin when they find something humorous. And being primates ourselves, so do we.
So what exactly is humor for? Some researchers believe it’s part of the social bonding processes we humans have. That makes sense. Camaraderie gets built, efficient hunting follows, the species eats and survives.
As mentioned in my post last week, satire is an ancient practice considered by many as the most trenchant, or incisive, way to observe society. Humans find satire funny because we share the human condition. I don’t need to step on a rake or sit on a tack myself, but I might suppress a chuckle when The Three Stooges do it. Laughter is contagious too! See for yourself. Prepare to grin if not laugh outright.
So now that we’re laughing and we don’t know why, I’ll give you a heads up…
Tomorrow’s Satire post will be about Dramatic Irony
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~Marcus Tullius Cicero
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