After-dinner Stories, Convivial Toasts, and Humorous Anecdotes. mal , too . ' Does yer goat give milk ? ... consider the nature av the goat , Oi'm compelled to say Oi were a bit hasty . ... ERRY was the lawn party 74 Rare - Bits of Humor .
An anthology containing the essence of Welsh humour in all its wildness and eccentricity.
Author: Aubrey Malone
Publisher: Y Lolfa
An anthology containing the essence of Welsh humour in all its wildness and eccentricity. A collection of acerbic putdowns, daft definitions, controversial insights, gaffes, prejudices, hoary old gags and some quirky philosophical reflections. Quotes from the usual suspects are here, such as Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton, and some contemporary ones from people who cut to the chase.
Positively the last off cial Irish joke book. Repr., London: Futura. 128 pp. Cahill, F[rancis]. J. 1906. Rare bits of humor: Afier-dinner stories, convivial toasts and humorous anecdotes. New York: George Sully. 156 pp.
Author: Marc Galanter
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
What do you call 600 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? Marc Galanter calls it an opportunity to investigate the meanings of a rich and time-honored genre of American humor: lawyer jokes. Lowering the Bar analyzes hundreds of jokes from Mark Twain classics to contemporary anecdotes about Dan Quayle, Johnnie Cochran, and Kenneth Starr. Drawing on representations of law and lawyers in the mass media, political discourse, and public opinion surveys, Galanter finds that the increasing reliance on law has coexisted uneasily with anxiety about the “legalization” of society. Informative and always entertaining, his book explores the tensions between Americans’ deep-seated belief in the law and their ambivalence about lawyers.
Doing the wash : An expressive culture and personality study of a joke and its tellers . ... Rare bits of humor : After - dinner stories , convivial toasts and humorous anecdotes . New York : George Sully . 156 pp .
Author: Hans Warren
Publisher: Terrace Books
In the Dutch countryside the war seems far away. For most people, at least. But not for Ed, a Jew in Nazi-occupied Holland trying to find some safe sanctuary. Compelled to go into hiding in the rural province of Zeeland, he is taken in by a seemingly benevolent family of farmers. But, as Ed comes to realize, the Van 't Westeindes are not what they seem. Camiel, the son of the house, is still in mourning for his best friend, a German soldier who committed suicide the year before. And Camiel's fiery, unstable sister Mariete begins to nurse a growing unrequited passion for their young guest, just as Ed realizes his own attraction to Camiel. As time goes by, Ed is drawn into the domestic intrigues around him, and the farmhouse that had begun as his refuge slowly becomes his prison.
... Frances J. Cahill's Rare Bits of Humor , After - Dinner Stories , Convivial Toasts and Humorous Anecdotes ( 1906 ) ; Irvin S. Cobb's A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doctor Away ( 1923 ) ; and Willard Scott's Down Home Stories ( 1984 ) .
Author: James P. Leary
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
In the land of beer, cheese, and muskies—where the polka is danced and winter is unending and where Lutherans and Catholics predominate—everybody is ethnic, the politics are clean, and the humor is plentiful. This collection includes jokes, humorous anecdotes, and tall tales from ethnic groups (Woodland Indians, French, Cornish, Germans, Irish, Scandinavians, Finns, and Poles) and working folk (loggers, miners, farmers, townsfolk, hunters, and fishers). Dig into the rich cultural context supplied by the notes and photographs, or just laugh at the hundreds of jokes gathered at small-town cafes, farm tables, job sites, and church suppers. This second edition includes an afterword and indexes of motifs and tale types.
Author: Constance Fenimore WoolsonPublish On: 1883
The book has humor , also , and plenty of it . *** Anne is full of power , and will not ... Its wealth of plot , its rare bits of humor , its well - marked characterization , and its many fine pieces of description of natural scenery.
As a poet he is more elaborate and betrays some- times the solicitude of the artist in words ; and though he has thrown rare bits of humor into rhyme , the prevailing tone of his poetry is gentleness and grace .
Rare bits of humor . 50 c . Sully & Kleinteich Darrow , J. W. , comp . Humorous recitations , dialogues and monologues . 25 c . Republican Art Print Hartman , J. F. Monologues , epigrams , epigraphs and parodies . 50 c . n .
Come , come , Francesco , you are out of humor with waiting , " said the conciliatory Nello . ... Messer Bernardo , go not awaywait ; you shall see a rare bit of fooling , which I devised two days ago . Here , Sandro !