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January 22, 2006

Really? Us?

From the NYT.

Post-Soviet Russians share a sense of the absurd with the British, who more than any people developed the art of humor, said Victor Raskin, a linguistics professor at Purdue and a leading humor researcher. Unlike the Japanese, the British and the Russians have few cultural taboos that make subjects unavailable for humor, he said.

Do they mean us?

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