Mudcat Café message #2586189 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118593   Message #2586189
Posted By: Richard Bridge
11-Mar-09 - 04:18 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: BS: Jade Goody Jokes
It seems to deal with our trait of responding to what could only otherwise be met with mute horror by humour. Surely that is close enough to folklore. It happens after many disasters and shocking events.