Do you laugh at jokes you don't understand???????

@mzz663 (2776)
United States
May 11, 2007 4:23pm CST
I was at work today telling a couple people a joke, everyone laughed....a little while later one person that laughed the hardest came up to me and asked if I'd explain it to them cause they "didn't get it" do you laugh at jokes you don't understand? know anyone that does? curious if someone that laughes but dont get it are laughing to be included or if it's seeing everyone else laughing? what are the reasons you'd laugh at something that went comp0etely over your head?
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@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
11 May 07
Mostly I don't, although sometimes I end up laughing not about the joke but the way a certain person laughs, which can be as funny as a lot of jokes.
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
11 May 07
ok, you got me on that one....I do laugh at the way other people laugh....so maybe I do laugh when a dumb joke is told!?!?
• Philippines
12 May 07
i agree to this...even though the joke's not funny...you'll laugh because of the way other people laugh....lol!!!! just like singing...you wouldn't like it if has no melody...right???
@hezoid (2150)
11 May 07
Nope. I'd either own up to not getting it, if i were amongst friends, or just pretend that the joke was so lame or beneath me that it wasn't even worth laughing at!
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
11 May 07
I'm the same way, I got this "look" I give and don't laugh if it's not funny, if I don't get it....I just say so and I don't care who's around....sometimes it's funnier when I get it and go......ooohhhhh!! and laugh (makes for more jokes about me not getting it though) :D
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
11 May 07
Yeah I tend to do that just so I wont hurt the persons feelings lol Like if someone makes a joke they start to laugh then I start to laugh.
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
11 May 07
If I tell a joke and someone don't think it's funny, it don't matter, it don't hurt my feelings...it just means I have to try harder next time!
@Rolf46 (162)
• United States
11 May 07
I don't myself (at least that I can recall) but one time at work, we decided to play a small joke on a co-worker (kind of mean, but she laughed later) where at an early coffee break we all decided to tell a non-sensical joke in the afternoon break and have everyone laugh just to see if she would laugh too... and of course she did... must be something about human nature to be part of the crowd. Would you laugh at this joke? One Pig was in a a bath tub and asked the other pig, to please pass the soap. The second pig said "what do I look like? a typewriter?"
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
11 May 07
Uhm......no...that's not funny and I wouldn't laugh at that joke but I'd laugh just seeing someone's "expected" reaction!!
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
11 May 07
No, the polite smiling is not my sincere laugh. I prefer to laugh when the joke is really funny for me. And if i dont understand, i tell it honestly.
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
11 May 07
same with me
• Singapore
6 Jun 07
No I don't. If I laugh, it would be as a transition to me asking what everyone is laughing about. If the occasion is suitable, I will just say honestly that I don't get the joke. I am feeling dense so explain to me please. :P
• India
29 May 07
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@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
17 May 07
I do not like to be a hypocrite person. If I don not know the jokes, so it is better for me to ask them to explain the jokes to me, so that I can laugh with them.
• India
17 May 07
They are a fuuny bunch opeople like this who do all sort of foolish activites . I really cant understand how one could laugh if he hasn't got wat the joke is about. Don't think I am contradicting , but such laughter is possible when he sees people around him laughing so he begins to laugh out of control. But he will definitely not be the one who initiates the laughter. I cant find anything to comment about the person mentioned who has laughed the hardest but din't get anything. I usually laugh only when I understand the pun intented in it. Though rarely I laugh even without hearing the joke but with seeing a bunch of people laughing...
@lucky_witch (2713)
• Philippines
16 May 07
I dont... I will look stupid if I laugh at something I dont understand. Maybe I laugh because I find the other person laughing funny... but to laugh at somethng I dont understand??? How could i? If I dont see any reason to laugh...
• Philippines
12 May 07
i think that they laugh not because of the joke...., but because of how others laugh,, maybe the sound of others laugh is a joke itself
• India
12 May 07
yes why not........... im a human being know........