Laughing at a joke that you don't get

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@bkfuels (1605)
Canada
February 11, 2007 11:37pm CST
Have you ever laughed at a joke that you just didn't get? I know I have but then I am blonde and I do not want to appear stupid.
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@Morticia (419)
12 Feb 07
No, I just don't give a damn what will ppl think about me if I didn't get their jokes; in that case I will ask for a clarification, and most of the times it turns out that the one who told the joke didn't tell it the right way, or he was telling it in the way that lost my attention :| It actually happend many times that my comment "I didn't get it" reveals those who actually pretended to get it; so they turned out to be "dumber" than I was for not getting a "dumb joke", LoL!
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@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
I guess I should stop being a people pleaser and just say I don't get it. But half the time I'm not listening anyway and thats probably why I don;t get it.
• India
12 Feb 07
I have done it many times. Most of the time I did it just because I did not want to make my friend feel stupid before others. But i must tell you its not easy as many others ma think. If you dont know then you should not react at such situations because your fake laugh will be caught by the other person and that can embarass him or her even more. If u do not get it just ask one more time because that just would be better than embarasing him or giving a chance to make a fum of yourself.
@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
I have actually told a made up joke with no punch line and got to people to laugh. When I tell them what I have done they usually aren't very amused.
@kerbausama (1336)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 07
yeah..and thats funny.. .. .
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@joyskie23 (174)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I dont because im real to myself.I dont laugh at a joke that i dont get.I'd rather choose to be stupid in front of anyone than to be stupid to myself.
@LindaLou (483)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
Yes, I have! LOL! Only to learn later that I wasn't supposed to get it anyway because it was an "inside" joke, but I wasn't one of the insiders. I'm blonde too! :) But oh well, we have more fun anyway!
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@g_aileen09 (1354)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I don't laugh if i didn't get it. I am honest enough to admit that I didn't understand it. Though I know it would offend the one who gave the joke. what can I do? I am not stupid, but I am not a pretender either.
@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
12 Feb 07
No, BK, I don't believe that I've ever laughed at a joke that I didn't understand. I'm quite critical of comedians anyway and don't easily laugh at their jokes. I once had an instructor who thougt he was a comedian and I actually told him that he was not funny. He was offended but I didn't apologize to him.
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• United Arab Emirates
12 Feb 07
It depends on the situation: * sometime it's some kind of complimentary though it may be bad one. * sometimes i didn't get it but, don't want to look stupid as you said. * sometimes it's some kind of respecting others and caring for their feelings.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Usually I'll just give the person telling the joke a quizzical look like "what is the punchline?" Then they explain it to me and I laugh hysterically even if I don't get or think its funny. I just think its funny to laugh after they explain it to me. Sometimes they laugh with me and sometimes they get mad lol
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Yes I did laugh because everyone else did. I did not want to look stupid. But some of the jokes that I heard were stupid and people still laughed at them.
@smkwan2007 (1036)
• Hong Kong
1 Mar 07
laugh - Sometimes I laughed at jokes which is not hilarious.
I did laugh jokes that I didn't know where the punch line is or I didn't think is hilarious. Especially the jokes told by my boss. I laughed in order to please him. Sometimes I laughed at the not very funny joke told by my small kid. I love him and I did not want to hurt his feeling. You may blame me slippery. But I think I need to be slippery to lead a life which is sometimes beyond my control.
@info2go (241)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
laughing brings down all the barriers of adversity... i usually laugh when i feel like that my friend is telling a joke, doesn't matter if it's good, bad, perverted, get it or not... seeing my friend smile or laugh with me really puts down any other negative thoughts and provides a very good way to alleviate stress throughout the day.. sometimes laughter can be the very foundation of a lasting friendship and, even romance... it really helps to set aside worries and sorrows... i dont do fake laughs coz i want to look like i get the joke everytime, i do it because of the FUN and the good cheerful feeling it brings along with it.. i don't know about other people, but it doesn't really hurt to laugh at your friend's joke every now and then, for the sake of happiness...
@ondo1015 (1884)
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
I am lazy to laugh at the jokes that I don't get.
@crosa125 (1484)
13 Feb 07
me the same i know I have laughed at a joke that you just didn't get at all.why god knows
• Ireland
12 Feb 07
At least you seem to be a good sport. I don't actually laugh at a joke that I don't get, I would give a little smile and then ask what was the funny side. Sometimes after it is explained, it seems so blatently obvious and I would then laugh twice as much at my own stupidity.