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So today. I m going to talk nyou through british humour help you to understand nit a little bit more and give you some phrases nthat. You can also use to participate in british humour. So our sense of humour can do two things it can make people feel excluded because they don t nunderstand.
What s going on and it can also make people feel offended because it can be or it can nappear to be quite offensive. But don t worry we re going nto cover all of that today this video might be one nof the most important videos. I ve ever done on my channel humour. The british sense of nhumour is very important to me quickly before we get started and no this isn t sarcasm nbut.
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Very humorous lesson so what is british humour well. I m gonna break it ndown into eight categories. But in general we just love nto ridicule and make fun of every day life. The nabsurdity of every day life.
One of our most popular ncomedians is michael mcintyre and literally all he does nis make witty remarks about every day life. He makes us laugh about ourselves. And the things that we do nthat. We don t even think of he makes us analyse them.
And think wow. That s ridiculous. I ll leave a link to some of his videos and his work in the description box below so first let s talk about irony irony. This is when we highlight when nsomething is different from or the opposite of what is expected this is incredibly nimportant in british humour.
An example of irony could be our local fire station burnt ndown last night. Laughs obviously you would not expect. Na fire station to burn down. You would expect that they would ntake care of their building.
Just as they take care of other buildings that would be very ironic. We love highlighting nthese. Ironic situations. We love highlighting irony.
The irony of every day life. Another example could be we would find that very very funny obviously we d be sad nfor pat. And her husband. But the irony would not be lost on us.
Laughs phrases. We can use so if somebody says something to you that you think might be ironic. You can say ugh the irony. Oh.
The irony or you could also say oh. How ironic or better. Yet. Say nothing nat.
All just smile. Just. A coy smile would be fine. Now one step on from irony.
Is sarcasm. This is something that we are famous for sarcasm uses irony to mock or ridicule a great example of british nsarcasm in it s purest form was actually performed by my father at his father s my grandfather s. Funeral we like to make light of any nsituation here in the uk. Before we start.
My grandfather nhad a great sense of humour. He was always laughing. And he would ve absolutely loved this so my dad was put in charge of writing the eulogy for the funeral and he also had to read nthat eulogy out in the i was gonna say cockpit plane whooshing and beeping nit is not a cockpit what is it door opening will william yeah. What s that place where you ndo a reading in a church crickets chirping idea light pinging on npulpit.
Thank you i got it n door closing. Okay. So he had to give this reading nof. The eulogy in the pulpit at the front of the church to everyone who was attending the funeral now because this eulogy was so long they divided it into two parts.
They were gonna have a nlittle break and his sister. My aunt marie was going nto choose three songs that yeti really liked nthat reminded her of yeti and she was going to put nthem in this interval. So all was going well she nturned on the songs very well. But when it came to turning the music off it was quite abrupt laughs it was literally like classical music music abruptly.
Stopping n. Record scratching and my father still nusing his funeral voice with not a smile on his face. Just said and then just continued ndelivering this eulogy and it was hilarious. But i did think had my nstudents been at this funeral.
They would have been nso shocked and offended that my dad would make a joke. Nat. This funeral. Laughs.
My granddad would have loved it and the whole family found it hilarious and actually that s a really good example of deadpan or dry humour nwhich. We ll talk about next. But first a couple of phrases. You can use when you are attempting to use sarcasm if somebody misunderstands nyou and gets offended you can say i m being sarcastic also say that with no smile n.
cause. That s quite funny or that was sarcasm so if you re worried that nthey might not understand as soon as you say something nsarcastic you can say i absolutely loved your dancing that was sarcasm so yes as mentioned before ndeadpan or dry humour. This is when you say nsomething amusing or funny with a very straight face nand a very serious tone. The best jokes are delivered dryly.
This is more of a tactic. Because you know that your joke is funny. You have the confidence and intelligence to know that what you ve said is funny because you ve said it nwith a straight face. But people have still laughed.
It can add that extra shock factor. This is why it s so easy to offend people with british humour. We often confuse americans because they their humour. I love american humour.
But their humour is more nobvious and in your face. So sometimes. If we say something that appears insulting nwith. A straight face well they would normally nmake.
A joke like that with a smile on their face or making. It obvious that they re joking. So there can be some confusion next. We have my favourite none.
Which is wit making witty comments. This is making quick and nintelligent remarks and comments preferably with a straight face. This is all about being nquick thinking. And clever.
We love feeling in awe of someone when they make a completely nunplanned or off the cuff joke that fits in perfectly nwith. The conversation this can be really really nhard for non native speakers. I experienced exactly what nyou re experiencing in spanish because i d want to make a quick comment. It would come into my head.
But by the time it actually ncame out of my mouth the conversation had moved on so to make witty comments and to be witty. You have to be really nclever. And really quick and. Good with your language skills to be described as witty in the uk.
Is the mother of all ncompliments. It really really is so if anyone ever says nthat was very witty or you re very witty. You should take that as na really really big one next. We have self deprecation nself deprecating humour.
This is one that you may have seen in a lot of my videos actually it s quite an easy one to do. But it s hard to not overdo..
It actually it can just get depressing after a while this is simply making fun of oneself like me making fun of myself. Nor you making fun of. Yourself we don t like to show. Noff too much in the uk.
This is a very important ncomponent of british humour and culture actually americans might say namerica is the greatest and brits might say britain nis a great place to visit. If you don t mind poor nweather and questionable food. We love making fun of ourselves whether that s ourselves as a person or ourselves as a nation other examples going into work and saying ugh. I look like i got dressed nin the dark this morning or talking about how nbad you are at cooking.
I m so bad at cooking. I could burn water. They re just little comments nthat are quite amusing that we throw out and they nare making fun of ourselves. Then we have innuendos nor double entendres.
These are amazing laughs. This is when we intentionally say things that could be interpreted as ntaboo or sexual in meaning. These are a huge part of british nculture and british humour because they re so easy nto slip in anywhere because they re not ndirectly offensive or rude. But once you know the meaning of them it can be quite shocking to see that they are in the newspaper or in a children s tv.
Programme. An example could be there s a nplate of sausages. Over there would you like to give her one well to give him or her one means to give them sexual intercourse. I guess and obviously the fact nthat sausage is involved make this more emphasised.
But actually sexual ninnuendos and double entendres can be found anywhere especially nin headlines of newspapers and in general conversation. I remember being around six years old my childhood home was very nnear to my lower school and i was sitting underneath a hedge so i was hidden from the npath that led to my school and i was watching my dad do nwork in his vegetable patch. So i couldn t be seen. But people could see in and see my dad and i heard one of my teachers walking along with another nteacher say to her laughs say to her companion and i remember going and he obviously went very red.
They had gone by then nbut. I remember him telling my mom about it over dinner nand. Her being shocked and also laughing loads. And it took me a couple of years to understand what they meant obviously meat and two veg nmeans.
A man s private area. I guess because of the shape of anyway. Let s not go too far into it. But it took me a while to understand.
But yeah. That s a good nexample of sexual innuendo and obviously it was nmy teacher. Saying it she shouldn t have said that next we have. Banter ugh banter is rife in the uk.
This is playful teasing that ncan actually be quite harsh. It s normally used with nour friends and family people that we are close to that we know we have that rapport with but we can also use it nagainst other cultures especially americans. Germans and french there seems to be some good nbanter going on between us. It s very common in pub.
Nculture and lad culture. So for example. If a male friend is starting to lose his hair well. He will probably be picked on and teased about that nin his group of friends.
But don t worry. It s just banter it can be quite offensive sometimes and covered up as banter. But in general. It s na really funny thing.
There is a difference between nbanter and witty banter. Witty banter is much more nintelligent and clever banter can just be teasing nsometimes with an excuse. I love it. Though.
I think. It s hilarious. A common form of nationwide banter is the rule that if anyone in a pub. Anywhere drops a glass and it makes a noise.
Everyone has to go way and it s so embarrassing for that person. It s happened to me. It s nhappened to most people. But yes make sure you njoin in with the way.
But don t start the way if you re in a pub in the uk. Laughs lastly. We have puns or play on words this is just wordplay. It s making funny comments by bending and using the language.
This is something that we love to hate we all go ugh and groan nwhen. We hear a bad pun. But we might go ooh very good if we hear a really clever one it s very common to see puns non shopfronts shop. Names for example.
There s a fish and chips shop called the codfather play on words with the godfather. We have a hairdressers ncalled a cut above the rest. Which is hilarious kind of there s a kebab shop. Called abrakebabra.
Which i think is brilliant a bakery called bread pitt laughs and a greengrocers called nplanet of the grapes hilarious love it they are terrible. But brilliant and they are very very british in fact if you search nshop name puns on google you can spend a good couple of hours. Laughing at the creativity nof these shop owners right i think we ve covered most of the bases of british humour if you have any other doubts nplease comment them down below and will try and help you out and also let me know nabout any similarities or differences with your nculture and language. I d also love to know if you nhave any good puns or jokes.
Always up for a laugh. When i m nchecking. My comments section. It divides up the hate quite nicely right that s it for today s lesson.
I hope you enjoyed it and i nhope you learned something and i hope it cleared up a couple of your doubts. Nabout british humour. Don t forget to check out lingoda. The link is in the description box.
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But if they re interested nhe would be well up for that william i wish see you in a bit door closing mm. Fantastic. Another example could be you know your friend. Pat nthe marriage.
Counsellor. Laughs god why i speak today. Why can t i speak today. ” .
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