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humour

A fluid or gel-like substance.

hu·mor

(hyū'mŏr) [TA]
1. Any clear fluid or semifluid hyaline anatomic substance.
2. One of the elemental body fluids that were the basis of the physiologic and pathologic teachings of the hippocratic school: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm.
Synonym(s): humour.
[L. correctly, umor, liquid]

humour

The possession of, or the capacity to perceive, those things which excite laughter or the desire to laugh. Humour is one of the more mysterious characteristics of the human being and its nature has been endlessly argued. We laugh when we are painlessly surprised; when we perceive foolishness or qualities to which we consider ourselves superior; when we see the pompous deflated, the powerful threatened or the consciously superior mocked. Theories abound, none of them entirely convincing. Humour is, however, a valuable human attribute and its absence is a personality defect.

humour

any body fluid, particularly those in front of, and behind, the lens of the eye, the AQUEOUS HUMOUR and VITREOUS HUMOUR.

hu·mor

(hyū'mŏr) [TA]
1. Any clear fluid or semifluid hyaline anatomic substance.
2. One of the elemental body fluids that were the basis of the physiologic and pathologic teachings of the hippocratic school: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm.
See also: humoral doctrine
Synonym(s): humour.
[L. correctly, umor, liquid]
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According to Radio Pakistan, he became famous for his Urdu humorous poetry and also wrote humorous columns in the newspapers and periodicals.
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These participants were split into two groups; one group watched a humorous movie each and every day for a week.
Deftly organized into seven major sections (Fifties Favorites; Swingin' Sixties; Musical Mementos; Seventies Specials; A Christmas Cracker; Ecstatic Eighties; And to Finish), "Parodies Lost" is replete with humorous takes on the human condition and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal poetry collections.
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Second places with highly commended were won by Libby Harrison, Bertie Hancock and Tom Dewes in Humorous Verse and Lily Harmston in Verse Speaking, both Class D.
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Adding the witty and humorous element in endorsing the client's product, is an emerging trend in the advertising industry, which has proven to be quite successful worldwide.
Eryri YFC mime to music and Anglesey's Steffan Owen wins the musical/film solo FROM LEFT: U22 solo winner Mared Roberts, Anglesey; Eryri's recitation party winners; Lyned Mair from Ceredigion wins the chair for the second time; Humorous duet winners Fflur and Rhys Griffiths, Ceredigion; and Clwyd's Dewi Jones and John Jones (humorous duet) Pictures: ARWYN ROBERTS
So instead of tarring trolls with the same brush as one should the Snerts, perhaps Susan should look at finding ways in which Internet users can become better at the humorous side of trolling, while protecting themselves against the dark side.