Who says americans don't do irony?
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As early as the late 14th century or indeed as late as the early 14th century, the earliest forms of jape were divisible into the two categories into which I now intend to divide them. The earliest manifestation of the basic simple precipitation jest incurred, as will be seen from the demonstration, a disproportionate amount of internal risibility on the part of the operator.
Secondary precipitation occurs when both protagonists and dupe are located indoors. It is true, however, that this has involved the development of a special piece of machinery [chair]. But it is still no more than a simple variation of primary precipitation. . .
The opening up of the African continent revealed a vast new source of wealth [banana] for humorous exploitation. We are to see demonstrated how this was adapted to the basic precipitation jape. . .
We now come on to a consideration of the more sophisticated transitive mode of japing, in which, as we'll observe, the operator or inceptor remains totally unaware of the humorous implications of his action. First we are to see the simple [plank] sideswipe or "whop."
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Bonzai: Two talented comedians like that might have been improving.
straight: it almost makes me wish we could have a whole site that's just a sort of MetaMetaFilter where people talk entirely about the posts on MetaFilter instead of what the posts are about.
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