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Thread #118593   Message #2587916
Posted By: Richard Bridge
13-Mar-09 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: Folklore: Gallows Humor-laughing at death/disease
Does the phenomenon differ between cultures and religions?

Gargoyle above evidences that it is found in the USA as well as the UK.

Is it found in Jewish communities?

Is it found in other languages? My limited experience is that virtually all French humour is about cuckolding (or the indignities of sex), and virtually all German about lavatories.