how is British humor different then American humor?

why do we think we laugh at dumb things?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In the US people find anything self depreciating or insulting as funny whereas in the UK the more absurd the better.

    The British are much better at sarcasm than Americans are.....

    and music.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Brits I know have a more subtle sense of humor than most Americans. We sort of use the sledghammer of humor, while they poke you with a long, thin stick...you get it eventually, and with time, it's such an acquired taste, the hammer becomes too clumsy!

  • arleta
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    ought to believe woood. American humour continues to be new and extremely direct. additionally they have not had fairly as many centuries to giggle at themselves fairly the comparable way the British have. yet people who're greater attuned with the frailties of their own society and way of existence, have a real experience of information. way of existence has lots to do with humour. And in case you seem heavily at British humour, i think of you will see it quite is even far greater direct than American. it relatively relies upon on what hits your humorous bone. How come no person posts Qs approximately Pakistani, German, Sri Lankan humour? we choose lots greater selection.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    British do laugh at dumb things... American are just laughing, because it is dumb <but do not know why.>

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think the british humor is much more dry

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know, but I like the British version of The Office better than the US version.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Brit humor is only funny if ur smokin weed.

  • 1 decade ago

    I find humor in the truth of things.

    tony blair, blah blah blah, not funny

  • 1 decade ago

    It's witty.

    American humour is kind of... shallow.

    But British humour... c'mon! They're the kings of witty banter.

  • Bru
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Its funny. It depends on the culture. Every culture is different.

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