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Old 01-12-2017, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The northeast in general seems to have an easier time laughing at cruel humor. Calling each other names or saying the ol' F-U is considered humorous discourse.

When I moved to the deep south people mostly didn't get it, they just thought it was rude.
They didn't LIKE it. There's a difference.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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They didn't LIKE it. There's a difference.
Fair enough. I meant they didn't get why it would be funny, not that they wouldn't be smart enough to get it.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I think this shows Cleveland has a sense of humor.

https://archpaper.com/2016/05/clevel...public-square/
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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It kinda seems like mocking/derisive humor is bigger in Chicagoland than most places - and I think it has to do with our overly strict sense of local identity (e.g. jokes against hipsters, yuppies, and suburbanites) and delusion about our state's serious issues (against Hoosiers and Cheeseheads). I honestly hate that type of humor and it doesn't make me want to move back.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Oh, yes. Philly has the best humor. It's all about shade, the best kind of ratchet, and reading others to filth. All with a sense of brotherly love, of course. <3
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:15 AM
 
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Southerners tend to be storytellers, with deep dives into personality.
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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The northeast in general seems to have an easier time laughing at cruel humor. Calling each other names or saying the ol' F-U is considered humorous discourse.

When I moved to the deep south people mostly didn't get it, they just thought it was rude.
We just don't consider insulting one another to be very funny. We're strange that way.
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I find the North East sense of humor to be vindictive and cruel. Every north easterner I've ever known has though it is perfectly acceptable to mock strangers and be constly sarcastic. Usually it isn't very witty and doesn't go beyond "That fat guy" or mocking someone who is confused, lost or just different. Some people need pity, not to be mocked.

I don't think there is anything wrong with good-naturedly making fun of your friends or being sarcastic, but relying on sarcasm all the time isn't witty or smart, its just boorish.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I find the North East sense of humor to be vindictive and cruel. Every north easterner I've ever known has though it is perfectly acceptable to mock strangers and be constly sarcastic. Usually it isn't very witty and doesn't go beyond "That fat guy" or mocking someone who is confused, lost or just different. Some people need pity, not to be mocked.

I don't think there is anything wrong with good-naturedly making fun of your friends or being sarcastic, but relying on sarcasm all the time isn't witty or smart, its just boorish.
How many of us have you met?
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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We just don't consider insulting one another to be very funny. We're strange that way.
I think it only counts as an insult if it's meant that way. In the north someone may pretend punch you in the chest and call you an ol' sack of [redacted], but it's an expression of affection.
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