Witty humor?

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    Sep 23, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    Are you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?
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    Sep 23, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    I'd say so. I hope!
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    Sep 23, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    i hate 'catty, bitchy and sarcastic'... real humor encompasses so much more than that...
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    Sep 23, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    Why? Are you the humor police? icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 23, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    paulflexes saidWhy? Are you the humor police? icon_razz.gif

    No,, but I am and you are arrested for being one of the funniest men I have ever met in my life Paul...icon_wink.gif
    Don't forget the handcuffs. icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 23, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?



    The two are not mutually exclusive.

    Fail thread.

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    Sep 23, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
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    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?



    Fail thread.

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    HAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!
  • Mepark

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    Sep 23, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Paulflexes has the wittiest humor on this site. Example: this thread!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 23, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    I think I am witty. I always make my friends laugh. I can be catty too, but I try not to make the laugh at the expense of someone's feelings.
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    Sep 23, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?


    To me, a witty sense of humor, even sarcastic when used correctly, indicates intelligence. I use a lot of metaphors drawn on pop culture or world events to try and engage people, and, admittedly, see if they are paying attention.

    Example: I was talking to a co-worker recently about my new place. She asked me how the settling in, unpacking, et al was coming along. I have issues with lighting here so I said, "My biggest challenge right now is lighting. I don't have many light fixtures and natural light is about as plentiful as profits are for the USPS."

    Sarcasm can be deadly hurtful or deadly funny when used. I prefer the latter and use it to illustrate a point. The key difference is who you are directing the sarcasm at and if you can "read" them. Even when meant to be innocuous, depending on the person on the receiving end, it can be hurtful or offensive.

    Example: A neighbor of mine whom I am good friends with asked me when I came home carrying two grocery bags full of food in my arms, "Oh hey. There you are! Been looking for you. Where were you?"

    "I was in session with Congress hammering out a budget deal for the rest of 2011." I said it dryly, yet with an obviously tone of playfulness. He laughed and admitted it was kind of dumb to ask that given what I had in my arms.

    Humor is an art. You have to "know your audience" so to speak and have good timing on delivery; adjusting yourself accordingly to get the biggest laugh for humor to be effective.
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    Sep 23, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    i'm a witty kitty
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    Sep 23, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    I'm not as witty as I think I am. icon_cry.gif
  • commoncoll

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    Sep 23, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    theantijock saidIs someone funny only half the time half-witted?

    Is someone who enjoys dark humor dim-witted?

    Is Elmer Fudd a wittle witty?

    Ha ha ha
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    Sep 23, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 said
    _SAGE_ said
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?



    Fail thread.

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    HAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!


    Hahahahah this was a great clip-bet that bitch broke her neck!icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 23, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    calibro saidi'm a witty kitty

    ...and a naughty puppy all at the same time...icon_cool.gif


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    Sep 23, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
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    Sep 23, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    Witty is funny.. catty is not, its just catty
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    Sep 23, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
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    Ahhahahahah. She just got told. This is the funniest thing I have ever seen.
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    Sep 23, 2011 6:13 AM GMT
    BlondOverBlue said
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?


    To me, a witty sense of humor, even sarcastic when used correctly, indicates intelligence. I use a lot of metaphors drawn on pop culture or world events to try and engage people, and, admittedly, see if they are paying attention.

    Example: I was talking to a co-worker recently about my new place. She asked me how the settling in, unpacking, et al was coming along. I have issues with lighting here so I said, "My biggest challenge right now is lighting. I don't have many light fixtures and natural light is about as plentiful as profits are for the USPS."

    Sarcasm can be deadly hurtful or deadly funny when used. I prefer the latter and use it to illustrate a point. The key difference is who you are directing the sarcasm at and if you can "read" them. Even when meant to be innocuous, depending on the person on the receiving end, it can be hurtful or offensive.

    Example: A neighbor of mine whom I am good friends with asked me when I came home carrying two grocery bags full of food in my arms, "Oh hey. There you are! Been looking for you. Where were you?"

    "I was in session with Congress hammering out a budget deal for the rest of 2011." I said it dryly, yet with an obviously tone of playfulness. He laughed and admitted it was kind of dumb to ask that given what I had in my arms.

    Humor is an art. You have to "know your audience" so to speak and have good timing on delivery; adjusting yourself accordingly to get the biggest laugh for humor to be effective.

    You sound like a lot of fun at parties.
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    Sep 23, 2011 6:21 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidWitty is funny.. catty is not, its just catty
    Bitch you need to STFU. You know you like my catty/witty humor. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 23, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    BlondOverBlue said
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?


    To me, a witty sense of humor, even sarcastic when used correctly, indicates intelligence. I use a lot of metaphors drawn on pop culture or world events to try and engage people, and, admittedly, see if they are paying attention.

    Example: I was talking to a co-worker recently about my new place. She asked me how the settling in, unpacking, et al was coming along. I have issues with lighting here so I said, "My biggest challenge right now is lighting. I don't have many light fixtures and natural light is about as plentiful as profits are for the USPS."

    Sarcasm can be deadly hurtful or deadly funny when used. I prefer the latter and use it to illustrate a point. The key difference is who you are directing the sarcasm at and if you can "read" them. Even when meant to be innocuous, depending on the person on the receiving end, it can be hurtful or offensive.

    Example: A neighbor of mine whom I am good friends with asked me when I came home carrying two grocery bags full of food in my arms, "Oh hey. There you are! Been looking for you. Where were you?"

    "I was in session with Congress hammering out a budget deal for the rest of 2011." I said it dryly, yet with an obviously tone of playfulness. He laughed and admitted it was kind of dumb to ask that given what I had in my arms.

    Humor is an art. You have to "know your audience" so to speak and have good timing on delivery; adjusting yourself accordingly to get the biggest laugh for humor to be effective.


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    I think if I were the person in either of your examples... I would have thrown up on myself... just to get a better taste in my mouth than that which was left by your stillborn 'wit'.

    Also, for humour to be effective... you have to be funny.

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    Sep 23, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?


    I can't imagine anyone truly witty replying in the affirmative to that question.
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    Sep 23, 2011 8:08 AM GMT
    MeOhMy said
    BlondOverBlue said
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?


    To me, a witty sense of humor, even sarcastic when used correctly, indicates intelligence. I use a lot of metaphors drawn on pop culture or world events to try and engage people, and, admittedly, see if they are paying attention.

    Example: I was talking to a co-worker recently about my new place. She asked me how the settling in, unpacking, et al was coming along. I have issues with lighting here so I said, "My biggest challenge right now is lighting. I don't have many light fixtures and natural light is about as plentiful as profits are for the USPS."

    Sarcasm can be deadly hurtful or deadly funny when used. I prefer the latter and use it to illustrate a point. The key difference is who you are directing the sarcasm at and if you can "read" them. Even when meant to be innocuous, depending on the person on the receiving end, it can be hurtful or offensive.

    Example: A neighbor of mine whom I am good friends with asked me when I came home carrying two grocery bags full of food in my arms, "Oh hey. There you are! Been looking for you. Where were you?"

    "I was in session with Congress hammering out a budget deal for the rest of 2011." I said it dryly, yet with an obviously tone of playfulness. He laughed and admitted it was kind of dumb to ask that given what I had in my arms.

    Humor is an art. You have to "know your audience" so to speak and have good timing on delivery; adjusting yourself accordingly to get the biggest laugh for humor to be effective.


    Thats_not_funny.gif

    I think if I were the person in either of your examples... I would have thrown up on myself... just to get a better taste in my mouth than that which was left by your stillborn 'wit'.

    Also, for humour to be effective... you have to be funny.



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    Sep 23, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    QuietontheWesternFront said
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?


    I can't imagine anyone truly witty replying in the affirmative to that question.


    I think you are right. However, I would think people like Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward would answer in the affirmative...if they were still alive.
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    Sep 23, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    yankinbc saidAre you a guy with a witty - not catty...you know the difference - sense of humor?


    No not really. I admire the very few people in the masses who are truly witty amongst all the witty poseurs.

    Dry humour is equally good, perhaps even better because a dry zinger is usually only picked up on by relatively few and goes way over the heads by most who never recognize it for what it is.

    What we have nowadays such as here on RJ are many failed attempts at "being witty" with the overuse of GIF's.. everyone trying to "out-gif" one another. They can be as boring as the laugh tracks on Everybody Loves Raymond.