The word is humor

  In honor of Ronald Reagn's birthday this week, the word of the week is humor.  What is humor?
Merriam Webster defines it as "a: that quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous b: the mental faculty of discovering, expressing, or appreciating the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous c: something that is or is designed to be comical or amusing."
Humor comes in many forms including: one liners, jokes, whiticisms, puns, slapstick, and sarcasm.  Some humor involves the telling of stories and Ronald Reagan had plenty of them always at the ready.  This is a rare YouTube video montage of his best Soviet Union jokes he loved to share.
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  • JoJo

    You’re quite welcome, Cindy!

  • Cindy Holman

    I love him!! Thanks for the giggle :)

  • JoJo

    Many an impersonator immitated his breathy pauses.

  • Carla

    Great jokes! Even now. I guess because I lived through those times they’re still funny to me. They’d go right over the heads of my students who weren’t even born until long after the Berlin wall came down and communism (supposedly) crumbled. What gets me about Reagan is that I’ve always thought he didn’t have the greatest speaking voice for a man. It was somewhat higher pitched and breathy, but he did wonders with it! Maybe it’s cause he learned delivery as an actor, but it’s just something I think about when I listen to him. Thanks for the morning giggle!

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