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Do you do this when laughing?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Morlan, 3 May 2006.

  1. Morlan

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    If someone tells me something really funny I tend to slap my hand of my knee, or just give a single clap with my hands - it's never more than one slap/clap. I've noticed my friends doing it too. It's like the human version of "bad dum tish" after a joke.

    Do you do it too? Can't find anything on Google!

    Would anyone care to do a bit of an analysis as to why us humans do this?
     
    Last edited: 3 May 2006
  2. rG-tom

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    it has to be REALLY funny for me to do that :)

    Tom.
     
  3. TriedandTested

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    Hell no. But i do shed a tear sometimes. My eyes flood!

    ...only if it's REALLY funny.
     
  4. Morlan

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    Yeah yeah! I only do it if it's hilarious. I kind of loose control of myself for a split second.
     
  5. SideWinder

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    Mm, haven't noticed if i do that or not. Tommorow i'll start being more observant, see if others do it. I'll report back tommorow afternoon. :cool:
     
  6. BillytheImpaler

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    I absolutely do it. Very rarely do I knee-pat but when something's very funny it's quite common for it to recieve a clap, especially if I'm sitting and I can lean back in my chair.
     
  7. Sparky__H

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    Note to girls of the forum, never, EVER tell the BF you pee yourself a little when your laugh too much.
     
  8. Morlan

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    Just one single clap or multiple ones? I'm interested in the reason for the single clap!
     
  9. Sirrel Squirrel

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    I find it annoying when people slap their knee, think the single clap would make me think you were being sarcastic
     
  10. Smithy

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    If im sitting then deffinately always give it a knee slap and/or a single clap followed by resting my elbows on my knees and head in my hands trying to contain the laughter.

    If im standing, well then i go find a seat :D
     
  11. BillytheImpaler

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    One ping only, please.
    oh wait... I mean one clap only. I haven't a clue why this is. Human nature, perhaps?
     
  12. daven1986

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    i do it sometimes too - never more than 1 slap/clap.

    daven
     
  13. MR_Punk

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    That should just be spread to women in general!

    +44
     
  14. Trifid

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    Q F T - why does it star this out? Or does it mean something else other than quoted for truth?

    Anyway, No. Sometimes my eyes water slightly.
     
  15. Amp34

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    erm actually....


    NO :rolleyes:


    What kind of people are you weirdos! :confused: :p ;)
     
  16. BillytheImpaler

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    Not as far as I know it doesn't. there are several other "internetisms" that get starred out on this forum. Among them are F.T.W "for the win," and t.e.h a common mispelling of "the."
     
  17. Morlan

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    Would anyone care to do a bit of an analysis as to why us humans do this?

    My brain isn't working but I'll give it a go. Please wait.
     
  18. gord

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    you are the minority.. you are the Weirdo..

    <starts chant> Weirdo Weirdo Weirdo
     
  19. Morlan

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    Obviously you don't laugh much. :(

    edit: Wierdo wierdo wierdo
     
  20. Amp34

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    *Sticks fingers in ears and starts humming :p

    I laugh way too much actually (usually at inapropriate times) :o