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What Passes for Humour

PREFACE

Everyone knows that Liverpool is synonymous with humour and our famous comedians are cited as marvellous examples. Of course this is true but this wry, phlegmatic cast of mind has served our City well throughout the years, not least during the Blitz when the phenomenal devastation of Liverpool seemed to herald the end of things. That it didn’t was down to the people’s comradeship and gutsy determination that Liverpool would survive.

So I’m adding my penny’s worth!

Self-mockery is a useful ingredient, as is a willingness to recognize the essential absurdity of many predicaments we find ourselves in. An ability to laugh at others must be balanced by our ability to laugh at ourselves.

Anyway, will you find anything here to make you laugh – or even groan?

I hope so.