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The theory of jokes in this book is called appropriate incongruity, and was introduced as an improvement on the incongruity theory. It is a kind of "incongruity resolution" theory, although, in fact, the concept of resolution is what destroys its effectiveness.Thus the incongruity theory exists in two forms, claiming either that contrasts, or their resolution, cause a vague pleasure identifiable as humor. Now the former of those accounts is simply void of content. It is not explanatory to descri...