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A joke is something told to make people laugh. There are many kinds of jokes; they can be questions with surprising answers or stories with unexpected endings. The humour of a joke comes from the surprise.
Jokes can be 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.[source?]
Jokes could take the form of sarcasm or even try to poke fun at something to get a point across. People sometimes get hurt by jokes at them. If a joke is used to show a problem in someone's thought, it is normally called satire.
- "Jokes at Open Directory". dmoz.org. http://www.dmoz.org/Recreation/Humor/Jokes//. Retrieved 14 July 2010.