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The latest Tweets from Dissecting Humour (@DissectingH). A collection of hilarious medical urban legends designed to heal with laughter. Sir Richard and I . Analyzing humor, as E.B. White famously said, is like dissecting a frog; few people are interested and the frog dies of it. Nonetheless, writing.
White should be credited with the words they wrote together in QI hypothesizes that the other later statements using the frog simile were derived directly or indirectly from the text. The linkage to Twain appears to be spurious. Great thanks to K who was suspicious of the Twain ascriptions and whose query led QI to formulate this question and perform this exploration. Skip to content. Mark Twain? Katharine S. Marty Feldman?
You can teach timing, or some people are able to tell a joke, though I don't like to tell jokes. Alice K. Successfully reported this slideshow. Published on Sep 8, Full Text: PDF.
Here are four versions: Analyzing humor is a bit like dissecting a frog: You learn how it works but you end up with a dead frog. Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process. Would you please explore this saying and determine who should receive credit?
Boldface has been added to excerpts: 3 Analysts have had their go at humor, and I have read some of this interpretative literature, but without being greatly instructed. Here are additional selected citations in chronological order. Lyons presented a slightly different self-contained version of the quotation using a tighter phrasing: 5 Andre Maurois, who wrote his masterwork at 80, always kept two dictionaries at his apartment, in his villa and in his traveling bag.