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What's So Funny?

So many theories of laughter, so many chortles left unexplained

Jon Krause for The Chronicle

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The range of modern writing on laughter is truly daunting. My own university library holds around 150 books with "laughter" somewhere in the title, all published in English in the first decade of the 21st century. Leaving aside assorted memoirs...

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