#172: The Lost U in Humor Puts the Joke on Us

I’m not British, but I enjoy the British sense of humour. After more than 15 years in the USA, much of American humor is still lost on me. As they say in the classics, I just don’t get it.

However, I am pleased to say, I’m making progress because I’ve had an epiphany. There is only one ‘u’ in American humor, but two in British humour. Go check the spelling.

We know there must be a ‘u’ in humor. That’s why you find it funny. But the thing about humor that makes it really work is that the joker and the listener must find it funny. If only one of you gets it, then it isn’t even half as funny.

Lately, a lot of jokes have been on us, the common people. So I say, come on, America! Put the second ‘u’ back in humor.

Maybe then we’ll get jokers who know better than to jest at our expense.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.