Laughter, a buffet of varieties

Centralia, Missouri
October 25, 2015 6:36am CST
The TV caught my attention this morning with an odd sound, turns out it was an odd unique laugh. It got me to thinking. Have you ever really listened to people's laughter? I mean the actual sounds. There are so many varieties of laughter. People may also have different types. Certain laughs make me want to laugh too, because the sound is just too funny. Other laughs I find grating. I hate the hyena laugh. I also hate fake laughs. You know what I mean, that polite fake titter. Either laugh or lightly chuckle, or don't at all, that titter is...so fake and annoying. How about you? What kind of laughs have you observed out there?
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18 responses
@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Oct 15
I know one person whose laugh still haunts me, and it's been years since I had to listen to it. It is an annoying laugh, and mostly used to highlight how funny this person thought she was.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
yeah, the see me, I am awesome fakey laugh? hate that one
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@Juliaacv (28986)
• Canada
25 Oct 15
I think that you can tell a real hearty laugh from a fake and phoney one very easily.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
some are super fake...and irritating
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• United States
25 Oct 15
Some laughs are so annoying I would like to choke the person! When my husband laughs you can hear him a mile away.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
the donkey bray is somewhat irritating, but at least usually sincere. The fake titter is one of the ones that makes me want to choke people
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• Philippines
25 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt yep, sincere donkey brayer would be me
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
@hereandthere could be worse, at least you don't titter
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Oct 15
There is no laugh that is as annoying as a phony laugh track on a sit com.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
totally agree! You'd think they would at least record real laughter for those.
28 Oct 15
I'm seeing this in my suggestions. i'm still not even sure how to suggest a post. i've never done it. i see some folks suggest a lot of their own. i don't want to do that, but if i have one i really like, i might.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Oct 15
you can't suggest your own anymore, they took that button away. Just on others.
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• Preston, England
25 Oct 15
From doing stand up comedy I learn to read laughter quite well for timing my lines. Most people laugh in sync, often stopping as everyone else does to but one or two just carry on which is great. If a gag gets little laugher I usually say 'memo to brain. Never tell that one again' which usually gets the listeners back on track.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
oh I love it, and would giggle at your memo to brain.
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@just4him (109996)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Oct 15
It's funny, but you know who is laughing by the type of laugh.
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@garymarsh6 (13201)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 15
Haha our next door neighbour when I was a child had a laugh like a hyena swallowing a porcupine. You have never heard anything like it before but I used to take her off to a T. I invariably got a good clip for doing it too! I was reminded of that just the other day!
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
I am trying to imagine what that sounds like, and am most likely failing immensely.
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@garymarsh6 (13201)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt Think sound of a donkey crossed between a toilet flushing it might come a bit closer!
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 both of those made me laugh out loud, lol!!!!
@allknowing (61726)
• India
26 Oct 15
I had this maid who laughed for every little thing which used to get on my nerves.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
some people do that when they are nervous
@allknowing (61726)
• India
26 Oct 15
@Jessicalynnt May be you are right
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Oct 15
I have a neighbour, who has a forced fake laugh when she gets guests, it is loud and over exuberant, and as soon as the guests leave, it stops. I never have to hear a car, I hear that laugh and know, oh, she has guests again...
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
Ah, the fake, I am cool look at how cool I am laugh. Totally hate that one.
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@Tita417 (1238)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Oct 15
I seem to laugh like a witch high pitch sound really I got it from my sister when she laughs and I just imitated her and now the joke is on me
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
wait, did you just tell us you cackle like a witch? lol!!!
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 15
I know a few persons with a fake "polite" laugh, that I hate. People say that I have a warm laugh that make them want to laugh too. This is what my Granny always told me too, it must be true. I only laugh when there is something funny, I cannot fake a laughter.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
I will say ha, if it's not that funny rather than fake a laugh.
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@Samanthavv (1387)
• United States
26 Oct 15
There are some people whose laughter is like nails on a chalkboard.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
totally and horribly true, that kind of laughter is downright awful.
@Tampa_girl7 (24897)
• United States
25 Oct 15
I had a friend that had a horrid laugh. If we went to the movies and she laughed, it embarrassed me.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
sounds like time to redbox at home, lol!
@antonbunot (9507)
• Calgary, Alberta
25 Oct 15
LOL you remind me of our 3-year-old grandson, Jaypee! Once in a while he laughs like a drunken man. . .
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Oct 15
oh you should try to record that! Fun to tease him with later.
@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 15
Laughter is one of the most lovely sounds, as long as it's genuine.
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@wetnosedogs (1557)
• United States
25 Oct 15
I don't like that fake laugh either.
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@sofssu (14481)
28 Oct 15
We had a neighbour who would laugh like a witch.. my kids called her the witch and i had to remind them to mind their manners. It was so eerie her laughter.