Humor It is the Latin word where we find the etymological origin of the word that concerns us. A term that can be translated as liquid or moisture, and that is that it comes from another Greek word because in ancient Greece it was considered that the body of the human being was formed by four humors or liquids (blood, yellow bile, black bile and water ) that related to the four elements of nature (air, fire, earth and water).
From this relationship it was established that when someone was in a good mood it means that they were in a perfect state of health.
is defined as humor to the type of expression or position that exalts the comic or laughing side of various situations. The concept, according to its theoretical definition, refers to the vivacity, cheerful spirit, enthusiasm or genius . For example: “Humor helps us make life's most difficult moments bearable”, "I do not tolerate people who attend in a bad mood", “With a little humor, everything is easier”.
Humor also refers to the willingness to carry out a task or at kind of mood you have during certain times . Talk about good humor when someone is prone to be cheerful while mentioning the Bad mood when the attitude It is negative or the subject is easily irritated.
The term allows to form several expressions or phrases. A) Yes, "Dog humor" or "Humor of a thousand devils" These are comments that make general mention of bad mood: "I recommend not to disturb Juan, he is in a dog mood", “I have a thousand devils humor: I don't want anyone to approach me”.
He black mood It is one that develops with respect to things that, if viewed from another perspective, would generate fear, pity or piety. This type of humor is frequent with themes such as death wave disease . He green humor On the other hand, it is linked to sexuality and often borders on obscenity.
We also find the so-called intelligent humor, which is the one where someone's laughter arouses not by using topics or eschatological issues but by using word games, comparisons or "reading between the lines."
In addition we can also talk about what is known as white humor, which is the one who manages to arouse laughter and laughter without making use of any kind of easy jokes or negative connotations of any kind, be they racist, sexist or xenophobic.
Other types of humor that are also frequent in our current society are the hacker, which is the one that develops among experts in the computer field; or the absurd or surreal, that sustains in situations of the most implausible and absurd. The latter has great representatives in artists such as, for example, the Spanish duo Faemino and Cansado, which has achieved great success both at a theatrical and television level.
Cultural differences affect the conception of humor. In this regard, it must be said that what causes grace in one province or country may not be funny in another area. On the other hand, different ages are also linked to the way of understanding humor.
In ancient times, finally, the concept of humor was reserved to refer to liquid substances of a living being .