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As Freud (1938) emphasized in his discussion of jokes and slips of the tongue, we frequently betray ourselves through unguarded banter. In that light, humor is not uncommonly a chance to evade some of society’s (and our own) standards of moral and intellectual propriety. Comments served up in clever, abstract, and “sublimated” ways allow us to express some of our feelings at the same time that they let us deny (again to ourselves as well as to others) that we meant quite what we said. Whether these jokes and slips are “caused” (by various energies or forces welling up within us) or are instead occasions where we feel permission to escape normal censoring processes is a debatable matter.

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