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    Lifeline Out of the Night Supporter Contributor

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    Search for specific synonym for 'funny'

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Lifeline, Jun 4, 2017.

    ... in the context of 'I don't want to find this funny and I don't think this joke is appropriate, but I can't help thinking that what you said is funny.'

    There just has to be a single word who says all that (it hovers on the back of my tongue), but for the life of me I can't think of it! :cool: Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    amusing

    or laughable, or humorous, or comical
     
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    Lifeline Out of the Night Supporter Contributor

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    *sigh* the subtext is missing moose. If I must I'll use my own convoluted explanation (I'll keep this thought), but I'd prefer to find the one striking word..
     
  4. rktho

    rktho Five WIPs are more efficient than one

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    Off-color? Crass? Perhaps you could combine two terms. Crudely hilarious, for example.
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Black Humour is how we usually refer to that kind of joke (drop the second U for the american spelling)
     
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    Yes moose, I think that was what I was searching for. Thank you! And also thank you rkhto, but I think I'll stick with just 'black humor'. Simple is best :)
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    or gallows humour..
     
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    rktho Five WIPs are more efficient than one

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    Or dark humor... it's actually my favorite kind, when there's no sex or cursing involved.
     
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    When a meme contains particularly dark humor, it's called "savage". You think you could use that or would it be too slang-y?

    Funny, it's my favorite kind when sex and cursing are involved.
     
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    'savage' is not too slangy, but there's violence implied (mental imagery) and that's not what I'm going for. I'll make a mental note of this word for later though ;)
     
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    Savagery doesn't have to be dark. It has to be clever and usually insulting. It's usually a form of comeback or pointing out someone's flaws or inconsistencies in their argument. It can also be used in the form of "shade-throwing".
     
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    Facetious?
     
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    Homer Potvin I got more game than Parker Brothers...

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    Irreverent? As in without reverence (respect)? This is almost used to describe something humorous without needing to actually add "humor" to the end of irreverent. If it's not a funny context, something irreverent will usually be called insulting/disrespectful/offensive/etc....
     
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    Good word (mental note), but not in my context. That also goes for
    There's no formal 'respect' at all involved, that's just the way it is between these guys. It's just being taken the piss out of in a way that the other may not appreciate ;)
     
  15. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I got more game than Parker Brothers...

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    Do you have an example sentence/paragraph/context where this would slide in? I'm really curious now.
     
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    Already written I'm afraid, but I'll PM you. I'm not comfortable posting it here in the open (crude language) ;)
     
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    Homer Potvin I got more game than Parker Brothers...

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    Please do. I love crude language!
     
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    Oh... I thought those memes were dank.

    I've heard a comeback can be 'savage' when you destroy someone, like really burn them. In the context of memes, the savagest memes tend to be hosted elsewhere than, say, on Facebook and they tend to be damn dark... :whistle:

    So I'm guessing the word has an expanded meaning, depending on the context.
     

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