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  The four humours
Humouralism[?] as a medical theory retained its popularity for centuries largely through the influence of the writings of Galen (131-201).
The imbalance of humours, or "dyscrasia[?]", was thought to be the direct cause of all diseases.
There is still a remnant of the theory of the four humours in the current medical language, we refer to humoral immunity[?] or humoral regulation to mean substances like hormones and antibodies that are circulated throughout the body.
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 Zen Study of Humour - The Gold Scales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Such humour goes beyond Buddhadatta's laughter over the degraded or even the joyful laughter of one who has found wisdom; it is the laughter of compassion, which seeks the enlightenment of others and their liberation.
Most facets of humour may give vent to and thus express tension, yet the Buddha's smile is born of higher understanding and true liberation.
There is also room for humour in warm acceptance, in one's "yes" to the opportunities of life and the joy (exuberance) of living, and of the smallest particulars.
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 Humour Summary
A sense of humour is the ability to experience humour, a quality which all people share, although the extent to which an individual will personally find something humorous depends on a host of absolute and relative variables, including, but not limited to geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education and context.
The term "humour" as formerly applied in comedy, referred to the interpenetration of the sublime and the ridiculous.
In this context, humour is often a subjective experience as it depends on a special mood or perspective from its audience to be effective.
www.bookrags.com /Humour   (2775 words)

 Toilet humour: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
lawyer jokes Ribaldry Toilet humour Humour in crime fiction There are different types of humour which...young children, while satire tends to be more popular with the older and better-educated....
Bodily functions such as urination and defecation arouse intense anxiety in many people.
For this reason, there is a whole sub-genre of humour, toilet humour based around excretion.
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 Humour and Play-Fullness: Essential integrative processes in governance, religion and transdisciplinarity
Humour is much used in reactive response to incongruities, notably in relation to collective initiatives -- especially by authorities -- in their response to challenges in society.
Given the significance of humour to political and parliamentary processes, it is also worth reflecting on the extent to which governance as currently known bears a strong resemblance to a joke that has had to be explained, because those who could have usefully appreciated it do not understand it.
This is typical of the "back-room humour" of employees, foot-soldiers, or low-status relatives.
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 Toilet humour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toilet humour or potty humour (humor in American English) is a type of humour dealing with defecation, urination, regurgitation and other bodily functions.
This genre also sees substantial crossover with the genre of sexual humour, most likely because of the multiple-function nature of the body parts involved in both genres as well as the sexual fetishism involved with certain toilet functions.
Toilet humour also refers to jokes around modesty, such as if one is seen naked or in his/her undergarments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toilet_humour   (761 words)

 Recognized role of humour: in politics, leadership, religion and creativity
Humour and Irony in the New Testament: illuminated by parallels in Talmud and Midrash.
Humour is the safety valve allowing both recognition of the pain, suffering and ridiculous components of life and a method of being able to deal effectively with them....
Religious humour is a significant branch of humour however it is not an activity inherent in religious practice.
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 Four humours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These last four, named for the humours with which they were associated—that is, sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic, eventually became better known than the others.
Other methods used herbs and foods associated with a particular humour to counter symptoms of disease, for instance: people who had a fever and were sweating were considered hot and wet and therefore given substances associated with cold and dry.
The Unani school of Indian medicine, still apparently practiced in India, is very similar to Galenic medicine in its emphasis on the four humours, and in treatments based on controlling intake, general environment, and the use of purging as a way of relieving humoral imbalances.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bodily_humour   (1534 words)

 Bodily Injury Claim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Bodily harm 1: al idea of (grievous bodily harmgrievous) '''bodily harm''' is more specific than legal ideas of as 3: ble person would consider likely to cause lasting bodily harm; e.g., turning off a artificial pacemaker
In general, police also seek to reduce bodily harm done to suspects as well, although this is a 7: terrorism" that do not refer directly to doing of bodily harm.
Serious bodily injury is any injury to the body that involves a substantial risk of death to the victim.
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Humour likewise appears to be possible, though this is still disputed, for higher primates (ibid, p.94-95).
However humour is not a bodily but an intellectual capacity, which requires the possibility for classification and symbolic representation to be present.
Humour is the fluidity of mind across different territories, both aggressive in the way it can define in and out-group boundaries and, in its readiness to defy and redraw boundaries of all kinds, liberating because of it.
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 Film Review - Pumpkin
Christina Ricci, one of the most audacious actresses of her generation, is well cast as an ambitious member of a college sorority club, determined to use any means to become Sorority of the Year.
The comedy vacillates between Farrelly brothers’ gross-out and a softer, kinder and message-oriented humour, a blend that proves frustrating, and not particularly enjoyable, especially in the first part of the picture.
Indeed, instead of walking that fine line (which is what makes the good Farrelly brothers’ comedies more than just an aggregate of jokes about toilet humour and bodily functions), Pumpkin’s lurching between these tendencies is not only irritating but aggravated by coarse and abrupt editing.
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 Feda, PhD Research in Fine Art Practice, Politicised Aesthetics, Critical Pedagogy, Subjectivity, Sue Wilks
As Stuart Hall has said 'the everydayness of class is not talked about within discourses on class’2 and Valerie Walkerdine has pointed out that 'we can talk about class in relation to theory, but the moment you tangle with a direct class experience, the fireworks start'3.
It is because of this that I decided to use [bodily] humour as a mode for delivery in part two.
Humour and so-called 'fl humour' may be steeped in melancholic displacement through loss, suffering and 'the ongoing humiliations of working-class everyday life'4 that Valerie Walkerdine described at a recent seminar, but simultaneously humour can also offer the opportunity to play with behavioral expectations and prompt further thought.
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 Jamaica Gleaner News - 'Little Man' comes up short - Wednesday | August 2, 2006
The third is to recognise that it is a ridiculously inane waste of time, but to find it amusing anyway.
The first two-thirds are the worst, when most of the laughter is directed at the movie, rather than inspired by the cliched attempts at creating humour.
The movie wallows in bodily humour and sexual innuendos, as the supposed baby engages in undercover groping and fondling.
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 Pravda.RU Russian humour was better-off under censorship, complains literary celebrity
Russians were always taking pride in the profound and daring social content of their humour, he remarked to a news conference in Moscow.
Humour-related celebrations are unnatural as laughter is a purely physiological phenomenon-a bodily response to situations, said Mr.
Irresponsibility has Americanised Russian humour to make it coarser than it used to be.
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 The four humours: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
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 Pragmatics and Humour: Some Gender Aspects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
They find that traditional psychological humour experiments use materials that are often hostile in nature, whereas their own qualitative data show that their participants considered caring and creativity were more important aspects of a sense of humour.
Men’s humour, it is commonly argued, is more aggressive than women’s, a point first mooted in Section 1 in the survey of humour theories.
Slapstick is comedy of the body and, clearly, the bodily humour of women will differ from that of men, particularly concerning the major differences related to reproductive functions.
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 Ancient Egyptian humour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Not everything we laugh at we think of as humorous, and what is considered amusing changes from place to place and from time period to time period.
Schadenfreude, the pleasure of delighting in somebody else's misfortune, may not be quite as cruel as it used to be, but we still laugh at somebody slipping on the proverbial banana skin.
Not quite as down to earth has been satire, the art of poking fun at the powers that be; and rarest of all has always been the gentle flower of self-mockery.
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 Jamaica Gleaner - Lots of stupid, a speck of charm - Friday | March 26, 2004
It has lots of stupid, mindless violence, mixed with crude sexual and bodily humour.
The first half of the film is largely an attempt to string together what could easily be leftover bits from other Sandler movies.
It is a slew of violence and crude humour all targeting the lowest denominator and, fortunately, some of it works.
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 Elizabethan Humours
The four humours were literally bodily fluids, but were associated with personality traits, which is why we still talk about someone being “good-humoured.” Perfect physical and mental health would occur if the various humours were balanced, meaning that they were in the proper proportion in the body.
Minor imbalances were associated with personality traits, whereas severe imbalances led to bodily illnesses and personality disorders.
An excess of a humour could be treated by decreasing the amount of that humour in the system, for example by bleeding, diuretics, laxatives, or enemas.
classweb.gmu.edu /rnanian/humours.html   (376 words)

 A Comparative Evaluation of Diagnostic Systems used in Herbal medicine
Similarly, Ayurveda outlines gunas or states of consciousness with each of the three humours or tridosha, which is the basis of Ayurvedic diagnosis.
In TCM, there is also a Three Humour diagnostic classification, probably originating from India, while it is important to the system, it is remains as only one approach to the classification of diseases and herbal treatments.
In any case, the similarities of the Humoural and Elemental systems of these three great cultures, strongly suggests that there was a dynamic exchange of knowledge between all the great civilizations of the ancient world and that the knowledge of India was probably a root for all of them.
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 The Twits
They are a married couple who do anything and everything to hurt and annoy one another, and when not bothering one another, torture a family of monkeys by training them to be a circus act.
If I were to have a child read this, I would probably insist on doing it With them as opposed to having it read it alone without a few comments here and there about how this is no way to behave in real life.
While it sets an example of everything a relationship should NOT be, I have to admit it was sort of funny to observe the bodily humour and laugh at the two very disturbed anti-heroes.
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 Henry IV
Sir John carries a most portly presence in the mind's eye; and in him, not to speak it profanely, 'we behold the fullness of the spirit of wit and humour bodily'.
We are as well acquainted with his person as his mind, and his jokes come upon us with double force and relish from the quantity of flesh through which they make their way, as he shakes his fat sides with laughter, or 'lards the lean earth as he walks along'.
Why dost thou converse with that trunk of humours, that bolting-hutch of beastliness, that swoln parcel of dropsies, that huge bombard of sack, that stuft cloak-bag of guts, that roasted Manning-tree ox with the pudding in his belly, that reverend vice, that grey iniquity, that father ruffian, that vanity in years?
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 humour- WordWeb dictionary definition
"the humours are blood and phlegm and yellow and fl bile"
The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
"she didn't appreciate my humour"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humour"
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 humour - Definitions from Dictionary.com
1 a : a normal functioning bodily semifluid or fluid (as the blood or lymph) b : a secretion (as a hormone) that is an excitant of activity
Example: He has a great sense of humour.
Example: There is no point in telling him he is wrong — just humour him instead.
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 WikiMiki.net - Sodium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Greek philosopher Empedocles held that water is one of the four classical elements along with fire, earth and air, and was regarded as the ylem, or basic stuff of the universe.
In the theory of the four bodily humours, water was associated with phlegm.
Propagation of nerve impulses by signal transduction is regulated by sodium ions.
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 bodily humour - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We found one dictionary with English definitions that includes the word bodily humour:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "bodily humour" is defined.
Phrases that include bodily humour: four bodily humour
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The Greek philosopher Empedocles held that water is one of the four classical elements along with fire, earth and air, and was regarded as the ylem, or basic substance of the universe.
In the theory of the four bodily humors, water was associated with phlegm.
Water was also one of the five elements in traditional Chinese philosophy, along with earth, fire, wood, and metal.
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 pretty dumb things: baring von flatus
Big and spends the rest of the episode obsessed that his emotional distance from her stems from the fact that with that passed gas her body has betrayed the sacrosanct belief that Women Have No Bodily Functions.
I suppose that level of comfort with herself is probably a big part of what allowed her to enjoy about 60 orgasms in the space of an hour.
I mean, most men don't want to know all of the details of our bodily functions, but the right man isn't going to stress about it.
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