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Jocoseriosity

noun. Being half in jest, half serious.

Our own poet has lately characterized himself as a jocoserious genius; and in fact this jocoseriosity seems of much the same quality with the eironeia of the Greek.
Browning Society Papers, E. Johnson (1885)

Comedians are well known for jocoseriosity: they’ll point out something ridiculous about our lives to make us laugh, as well as to make us think. I’m sure you speak with jocoseriosity all the time.

This observational approach to stand-up humour is almost always effective. By creating an atmosphere of identifiable situations tied in with humour, we’re given the chance to laugh at both the comedian’s past, and our own. Whether you’re watching Robin Williams tear up the Apollo on YouTube while playing a bit of Poker.de, it’s easy to spot this particular technique.

“Does this dress make me look fat?” she asked.
“Yeah, so huge!” he said with jocoseriosity.
He was swiftly incapacitated by a strong kick to the groinal region.

Don’t be that guy. Be jocoserious when appropriate, not on a seriosityful occasion. She wasn’t fat, just not as thin as she used to be.

Leave a comment full of jocoseriosity and jocoserious things you’ve said today!


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  3. Eric Says:

    Reminds me of “Jock-o-rama” by the Dead Kennedys, circa 1982.

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