J O K E S: Kind of an Activity Spoken, Written, or Done with Humorous Intention for Entertainment Purpose in the Form of Laughter


Though there may be many different ways of defining the term 'Jokes', but in general, if at all, the term 'Jokes' has to be defined in a collective unique format, then it can be as follows:

J O K E S: A brief oral/scripted/done narrative activity characterized by good humor with a clear intention of creating pure amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punch line, only with the purpose of just to produce sheer entertainment.

The 'Days of Yore' of jokes:

Every human being around the world would like to relax by having the entertainment in several ways, according to one's culture and characteristics, within the limitation of the available sources to relax. 'Jokes' are considered as the real stress busters and proven as one of the most important means of the different forms and various ways of having the entertainment to relax.

Having the entertainment to relax by cracking and listening to 'Jokes' has been a special part of the tradition ever since human beings first started living together within the society and 'Jokes' have been a part of human culture since at least 1900 BC.

But if we go by the records just for the sake of records of the 'Days of Yore' of jokes and then, according to the research conducted by Dr Paul McDonald of the University of Wolverhampton, a fart joke from ancient Sumer is currently believed to be the world's oldest known joke. Britain's oldest joke, meanwhile, is a 1,000-year-old double-entendre that can be found in the Codex Exoniensis.

A recent discovery of a document called Philogelos (The Laughter Lover) gives us an insight into ancient humour. Written in Greek by Hierocles and Philagrius, it dates to the third or fourth century AD, and contains some 260 jokes.

Considering humour from the different cultures around the world as recently as the 19th century is at times baffling to us today, the humour is surprisingly familiar.

So now we the "City Gare" are here at your service to make it more pleasingly familiar, more close to heart and thereby making you all the people with a great sense of humour, to relax with the help of the best of the variety jokes available on our website: "City Gare".

As and when start searching for the 'Jokes' on our website, We the "City Gare" assure that you will feel for sure that you have entered and jaunting in a Jovial, gleeful and playful world of the pure amusement or laughter and thereby having sheer entertainment to relax. This confidence is just because of the classified and characterized collection of different types of 'Jokes' available on our website.

Jokes may have many different forms, e.g., a single word or a gesture (considered in a particular context), a question-answer, or a whole short story. So we the "City Gare" have made an honest and necessary effort to explain about our 'classified and characterized collection' of different types of 'Jokes' to make you more eager to go through our website and start searching for any particular one of your choice.

The different types of 'Jokes' listed on our website are as follows:

01. Jest: Jest suggests the jovial, gleeful and playful humor and these jests defuse the tense situation.

02. Witticism: A witticism is a witty, usually cleverly phrased remark, generally used for the expression characterized by cleverness in perception and choice of words in criticising.

03. Quip: A quip is a clever, pointed, often sarcastic remark, generally used when responding to the tough questions.

04. Sally: Sally denotes a sudden quick witticism: Especially used for a diversion in an argument.

05. Crack and wisecrack: These refer less formally to flippant or sarcastic retorts: Especially used to make a comment, usually ironic.

06. Gag: Gag is principally applicable to a broadly comic remark or to comic by-play in a theatrical routine: Generally used in situations where the effect of a joke is achieved by the visual means rather than by the speech.

07. Political jokes: Two large categories of this type of jokes exist. The first one makes fun of a negative attitude to political opponents or to politicians in general. The second one makes fun of political clichés, mottoes, catch phrases or simply blunders of politicians. Some, especially the "you have two cows" genre, derive humour from comparing different political systems.

08. Professional Jokes: In these type of jokes, humour includes caricatured portrayals of certain professions such as lawyers, and in-jokes told by professionals to each other.

09. Animal Jokes: These types of jokes always a riddle or conundrum and often a sequence of connected riddles, frequently operating on a surrealistic, anti-humorous or meta-humorous level, that involves generally an elephant and an ant etc,.

10. Mathematical jokes: These are a form of in-joke, generally designed to be understandable only by insiders. (They are also often strictly visual jokes.)

11. Jokes based on other stereotypes (such as blonde jokes) are often considered funny.

12. Jokes based on stereotypes associated with people of religion (e.g. , priest jokes, or rabbi jokes)

13. Jokes on classical religious subjects: crucifixion, Adam and Eve, St. Peter at The Gates, etc.

14. Jokes that collide different religious denominations: "A rabbi, a medicine man, and a pastor went fishing..."

15. Letters and addresses to God.

16. Jokes with Self-deprecating humour: Generally used for its ability to acknowledge controversial issues and steal the punch of criticism, especially by the politicians.

17. Sexist jokes: These types of jokes exploit sexual stereotypes. (Please Note: They are inherently sexist, and are increasingly considered offensive, that is why we have listed a very few and that too just for the sake of record.)

18. Ethnic jokes: These types of jokes exploit ethnic stereotypes. (Please Note: They are often racist and frequently considered offensive, that is why we have listed a very few and that too just for the sake of record.)

19. Dirty jokes: Dirty jokes are based on taboo, often sexual, content or vocabulary. Other taboos are challenged by sick jokes and gallows humour, and to joke about disability is considered in this group. (Please Note: They are frequently considered offensive, that is why we have listed a very few and that too just for the sake of record.)

20. Jokes with Dark humour: These types of jokes are often used in order to deal with a difficult situation and make fun of tragedies like death, accidents, wars, catastrophes or injuries. (Please Note: They are often racist and frequently considered offensive, that is why we have listed a very few and that too just for the sake of record.)

If we go on adding to the above list that what else we have on our website, then it will be endless! We the "City Gare" firmly believe that "Laughter is an effect that arises if a tense expectation is transformed into nothing".

So now we the "City Gare" humbly but clearly announce that we are the unique and ultimate choice for all those people with a great sense of humour who want to relax by having the entertainment in the form of laughter through variety of jokes.