[thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks

Syed Zeeshan Haider szh at softhome.net
Wed Oct 9 09:27:02 CDT 2002

From: "Chris Evans"
To: <thechat at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: October 09, 2002, Wednesday 4:51 AM
Subject: Re: [thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks

> Perhaps it is a language issue, but I still don't get the humor. Is it
> perhaps the idiom of "gut" rather than "stomach" that makes it humorous?
>   As a middle american, the language seems descriptive rather than
> humorous, but I have seen some phrases from the Deep South or West ( of
> the US) that strike me as funny when that wasn't the intent.

I think that the cultural background decides about what would be humorous for
one but not for other. Such language that William used often becomes a source of
amusement for some people in our culture.
Some professional comedians in Pakistan call it "tragic comedy", a comedy coming
out of tragedy.

Syed Zeeshan Haider.

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