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Language and Laughter


Many stand-up comedians have reflected upon language phenomena to write their material. Canadian Russell Peters is one who laughs at different accents (You`ve probably already seen him speaking about Asian accents. Here is a more recent video on Spanish accents http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNpW-c_qU4Q).(external link)

But not so long ago I discovered American comedian George Carlin who I admire particulary because:
-He`s a philosopher, and manages to express his visions of the world in a very funny way.
-He`s critical about language use (this is one of my favourites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwmYCv128eg).(external link)
-He uses language in such an impeccable way (despite the swearing) and has a huge vocabulary (my top 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw).(external link)

Do share other videos of this type that you come across. Use language to laugh and make others laugh, and laugh at language use !!!


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