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I landed on this page hoping for amusement, but was sadly disappointed. Perhaps I have misunderstood its function?

Wikipedia does make me laugh sometimes, mainly when it reports the lives of great wits: I think of Dennis Skinner's Queen's Speech jokes for example. But that is a rare groove.

Perhaps the most reliable resource for those landing here in search of levity would be the lamest edit wars page.

But there is surely room for more humour in wikipedia? Many a true word is spoken in jest.— Preceding unsigned comment added by LaFolleCycliste (talkcontribs) 16:45, 28 June 2012‎

Indeed, the page in itself is not humorous at all! Its function is only to list humorous pages, which end up here: Category:Humorous Wikipedia essays. Cheers, Nemo 20:59, 21 September 2012 (UTC)


I think the left image should be replaced with a image that is the same as the currently on the template, but with the "Humor" triangle on the bottom-right corner and the right image should be removed. What do you guys think? --TL22 (talk) 00:44, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 28 November 2019Edit

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: not moved. – bradv🍁 04:53, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Template:Humorous essayTemplate:Humor essay – And change "humorous" to "humor" in its text. Whether an essay is actually humorous is a subjective judgement each reader will make. This is basically a misuse of that word, and seems to be a case of using a longer word when a shorter one will do just to sound more fancy. So, WP:CONCISE as well as WP:PRECISE. PS: I'm just lopping off the suffix, not picking the -or spelling for any kind of nationalistic reason, though it also has the benefit of being shorter. Template:Humour essay exists as a redirect already.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  19:06, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose as the word humorous also means "related to humor". Also there are plenty of sources specifying in essays writing that use the same form (one for instance, Ned Stuckey-French, "Humorous Essay." Encyclopedia of the Essay, ed. by Tracy Chevalier. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997)--Less Unless (talk) 16:07, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Ditto, as I found timewastingly way back in the early 1950's in public libraries when I was a boy: until I have read it, a book named "The Humour of John Zxcvbnm" may be a book whose contents amuse me and written by him, or it may be a dry-as-dust literary disquisition about John Zxcvbnm's humorous writings. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:52, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Less Unless. Hyperbolick (talk) 20:59, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

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