Incongruity in humor: Root cause or epiphenomenon?

  title={Incongruity in humor: Root cause or epiphenomenon?},
  author={Tony Veale},
  • T. Veale
  • Published 23 September 2004
  • Business
Abstract Humor and incongruity appear to be constant bedfellows, for at the heart of every joke one can point to some degree of absurdity, illogicality, or violation of expectation. This observation has lead many theories of humor to base themselves around some notion of incongruity or opposition, most notably the semantic-script theory (or SSTH) of Raskin and the subsequent general theory (or GTVH) of Attardo and Raskin. But correlation does not imply causality (a reality used to good effect… 

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