A way of enjoying ourselves, a defense mechanism, a mark of intelligence, a means of punishment… Humor has a lot of definitions and an infinite number of practical uses and occurrences. People tell jokes at parties or insert them when they make small talk. Irony is another form humor can take and it can be used to indirectly address a delicate issue or as a gentle, yet highly effective education method. This section includes humorous sketches and short stories aimed at making a point on a current societal, political or economical topic.
Imagine yourself a first-year teaching candidate. You are writing a personal essay about your literary training to accompany your application. The letter betrays some confusion, though inexplicably you received a high pass from the university from which you graduated.
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