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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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o como reirse de las fantasmas," unpublished paper delivered at IV Conference of the International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies, Montreal, Canada, 28 Sept.
Linda Morris reported that the American Humor Studies Association picked up half the tab for the reception we held at the Royal Exchange Friday night, since the tab was high and about half the people attending were AHS folks as distinct from MTC members.
David Sloane announced an American Humor Studies Association winter conference with a workshop format in Stockbridge at the Red Lion Inn, planned for February 2012, if there is sufficient interest.
The American Humor Studies and The Mark Twain Circle of America quadrennial conference, San Diego, CA.
The Humor Studies Caucus has put together two panels, which will be held on Friday November 6, as well as a "Business Meeting" to discuss future conference plans on Thursday November 5 (from 6:00 -7:45).
In addition to sponsoring panels at both MLA and ALA, the Circle collaborated with the American Humor Studies Association to sponsor a very successful conference in New Orleans in December 2006.
at the annual ALA meeting in May, last year the Circle joined the American Humor Studies Association in New Orleans for a joint conference.
Mark Twain and the Failures of Humor Studies," Bruce F.