Comparing Humor – British, German, Russian, Ukrainian (me)

Irony serves as humor in Russia — it’s an extention of their profound nihilism. Everything is futile.

British humor is uniquely witty, connecting distant subjects in surprising ways. The more distant, the better. Is this a luxury of being island people?

German humor is sarcasm, shaming people into doing their duty.

Ukrainian humor, seems to be uniquely diminutive — applying the Ukrainian languages endless gradients of diminutives to surprising subjects or in surprising ways. I think it’s a coping mechanism for the difficult life which Ukrainians have long suffered.

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