Humor on the Net

Written by Bob Osgoodby

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Things to avoid in all humor:

Never point your humor toward a specific group. What might be funny in a "one-to-one" situation where you knowrepparttar person, could be highly offensive to someone else.

Never use vulgarity - especiallyrepparttar 124415 seven dirty words that George Carlin used in his comedy sketch - they are anathema! While adult jokes may indeed be humorous, they have no place in an online publication where you have no control over who sees it.

While vulgarity offends good taste or propriety, crudity, which shows a lack of tact or refinement, runs a close second. A word or phrase having a double meaning, especially whenrepparttar 124416 second meaning is risqué, should also be avoided. A double entendre can actually spell double trouble.

So what kind of "humor" can you use?

This will, forrepparttar 124417 most part, be a judgement call on your part. A good criteria that could be useful, is to make believe your are talking to your local PTA, and want to tell a joke to put everyone at ease. The teachers are there as well asrepparttar 124418 parents and children of your child's classmates. If you can tell it there without embarrassing anyone, it is probably a good bet for you publication.

The best advice aboutrepparttar 124419 selection of humor, is that if there is any doubt in your mind at all, don't use it.

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Starting an Ezine from Scratch

Written by Brandy Bonnett

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