A joke is something told to make people laugh. There are many kinds of jokes, but in English most of them are made of questions with surprising answers or stories with unexpected endings. The humour of a joke comes from the surprise.
There are jokes about anything. Jokes can be found anywhere - on the Internet, in books or heard from friends. Some jokes are about certain types of people and can hurt people's feelings, for example if they are racist or sexist.
Jokes are used in comedy, plays and movies.
Jokes could take the form of sarcasm or even try to poke fun at something to get a point across. People sometimes take this type of joke the wrong way, but it's all in good fun. If it is used to show a problem in someone's thought, it is normally called satire.
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