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  • 1Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language — Saul Kripke s Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language is the most influential and widely discussed interpretation of Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations . [Stern, David. Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations: an introduction , p …

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  • 2Raillery — Rail ler*y (r[a^]l l[ e]r*[y^] or r[=a]l ; 277), n. [F. raillerie, fr. railler. See {Rail} to scoff.] Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment. [1913 Webster] Let raillery be without malice or heat. B. Jonson.… …

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  • 3raillery — n. Banter, irony, slight ridicule, good humored satire, pleasantry, joke, satirical merriment, jesting language …

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  • 4A Game at Chess — is a comic satirical play by Thomas Middleton, first staged in August 1624 by the King s Men at the Globe Theatre, notable for its political content. The playThe drama seems to be about a chess match, and even contains a genuine chess opening:… …

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  • 5Celts — Celt redirects here. For other uses, see Celt (disambiguation). This article is about the ancient peoples of Europe. For Celts of the present day, see Celts (modern). Diachronic distribution of Celtic peoples …

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  • 6Mondegreen — A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. It most commonly is applied to a line in a poem or a lyric in a song.[1][2] American writer Sylvia Wright coined… …

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  • 7PostScript fonts — are outline font specifications developed by Adobe Systems for professional digital typesetting, which uses PostScript file format to encode font information. Contents 1 History 2 Technology 3 Font type …

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  • 8PARODY, HEBREW — Parody in Early Hebrew Literature Parody is the use of a recognizable literary form as a vehicle to ridicule or mock something or someone. The writer takes a well known, serious work as his model and invests it with new and amusing contents, at… …

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  • 9Homo Ludens (Book) — {|infobox Book name = HOMO LUDENS, a study of the play element in culture author = Johan Huizinga cover artist = Peter Bruegel the Elder country = language = English genre = publisher = Beacon Press, Boston release date = 1955 media type = Print… …

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  • 10jordan — /jawr dn/, n. Brit. Dial. See chamber pot. [1350 1400; ME jurdan urinal, perh. after JORDAN, the river, by coarse jesting] * * * Jordan Introduction Jordan Background: For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946 …

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  • 11Plato: aesthetics and psychology — Christopher Rowe Plato’s ideas about literature and art and about beauty (his ‘aesthetics’) are heavily influenced and in part actually determined by his ideas about the mind or soul (his ‘psychology’).1 It is therefore appropriate to deal with… …

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  • 12Brave New World — This article is about the novel. For other uses, see Brave New World (disambiguation). Brave New World   …

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  • 13Top Gun (film) — Infobox Film name = Top Gun caption = Promotional movie poster director = Tony Scott writer = Ehud Yonay (article) Jim Cash (screenplay) Jack Epps Jr. (screenplay) starring = Tom Cruise Kelly McGillis Val Kilmer Anthony Edwards Tom Skerritt… …

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  • 14List of publications in humor research — This page lists publications in humor research, with brief annotations. The list includes books, scholarly journals that regularly cover articles in humor research, as well as some seminal, frequently cited journal articles about humor.This list… …

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  • 15Diogenes and Alexander — Alexander visits Diogenes in Corinth Diogenes asks him to stand out of his sun (engraving) The meeting of Diogenes of Sinope and Alexander the Great is one of the most well discussed anecdotes from philosophical histor …

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  • 16The War of the Worlds (radio) — The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air . It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938 and aired over the WABC Radio network. Directed and narrated… …

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  • 17comedy — comedial /keuh mee dee euhl/, adj. /kom i dee/, n., pl. comedies. 1. a play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance,… …

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  • 18Poggio Bracciolini —     Giovanni Francesco Poggio Bracciolini     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Giovanni Francesco Poggio Bracciolini     An Italian humanist and historian; born at Terranuova, near Arezzo, in 1380; died at Florence, 10 Oct., 1459. He studied at Florence …

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  • 19George Bernard Shaw — Infobox Writer name = George Bernard Shaw birthdate = Birth date|1856|7|26|df=yes birthplace = Dublin, Ireland deathdate = Death date and age|1950|11|2|1856|7|26|df=yes deathplace = Hertfordshire, England occupation = Playwright, critic,… …

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  • 20National Lampoon (magazine) — The January 1973 cover of National Lampoon. National Lampoon was a ground breaking American humor magazine started in 1970, as a spinoff of the Harvard Lampoon. The magazine reached its height of popularity and critical acclaim during the mid to… …

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