There is a saying that many a true word is spoken in jest. Reading some of the topics on Newsbiscuit It is sometimes hard to tell in some reports, where truth departs from funny fiction; which in turn makes them seem even funnier.
It seems to me there is a problem with all this mirth because generally humour has to have a scapegoat – someone or something has to be the butt of the joke. At some point in our lives we are all on the receiving end of this jollity and it is usually not flattering or complementary. How we react to being laughed at can affect our lives and relations with others.
There must come a tipping point where good-natured humour becomes insulting and downright defamatory.
I beg the question here “should we make fun of others in the belief that they see our light hearted sense of fun in the sense it was meant?”
(Posted on Facebook discussion)