The micro lesson

This article (http://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2016/feb/19/how-to-write-the-shortest-joke-in-the-world?CMP=twt_a-media_b-gdnmedia) has got me thinking. Jimmy Carr's joke referenced in the article is about as succinct as a joke can get; "Vennison's dear, isn't it". It is a micro joke. It deliberately omits all the necessary information for the joke to make sense (the exformation). Our brains rapidly fill in the missing information. … Continue reading The micro lesson