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How To Tell A Good Joke

  Telling a good joke can be a fine art. In our family it is an emotional connector, an indicator of mental health, and a boost to positive energy.   While humor is subjective, there are some general principles that can help increase the likelihood of successful pulling off a knee-slapping pun or cracking a witty story.  Here are some tips on what's required to tell a good joke: 1. Know Your Audience: Understanding who you're telling the joke to is crucial. Different people find different things funny, so tailor your joke to your audience's sensibilities.  When my husband and I were "new" together, I was invited to a few events with his family. These were lovely, warm European folks who sometimes inserted jokes in their language into the general dinner conversation. When I looked rather lost, my then-boyfriend attempted a translation of the joke that they had all laughed uproariously at.  I don't remember what it was, but I do remember thinking, "Ick! Tha