A Note on Jokes

Posted on April 10, 2011


I thought it would be especially appropriate to use humour in more than just my individual posts, and so I introduced the “16th Century Joke of the Day” idea. From my limited knowledge on Shakespeare’s plays, I know that the humour used in the period were both political and strategic. With a little wit, a wink of an eye, almost anything can be said, even right under the King or Queen’s nose. Humour and jokes are perfect examples of how representation of reality through language can achieve and communicate some pretty important things.