How About A Humor Category On HP?

Work is important. It pays the bills. Humor greases the skids, and the pushes and pulls of life become easier.

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Humor

Humor is what makes cartoons, comedy, limericks, and even satire click. It makes cloudy days sunny.

Why is it that of all the categories offered for pigeon holing our contributions here on HubPages, we don't yet have one encompassing humorous contributions?

There is a saying that goes "Life is too much with us, soon and late." Let's have a "Humor" category soon, rather than late.

Most limericks have a certain humor to them, and some of those are priceless.

I can find them by searching for "Limericks." But not all humor has its own name as limericks do. If you search for "Satire" or "Humor" you will find lots of articles listed because the writers have used those words in their titles, but the categories they selected for their Hubs do not always indicate their real category: Humor.

For those of us who can take a joke, even on ourselves, any time of the day, being able to pull up one category. for all the good chuckles, just might make our day a little better, and a little lighter and brighter.

For the writers of such deathless prose, it can provide a selected category which tells what the writer is really up to.

How about it, Team Hub Pages?

There are two nearly identical search topics, and one could just as easily be changed to accomodate "Humor." Both describe writing or discussing "Childrens Books." the only difference being toddlers and infants as a subcategory of children.

Here is what the latter looks like: Books, Literature, and Writing → Books & Novels → Children's Books → Books for Infants & Toddlers .

Here is what the other search topic looks like: Books, Literature, and Writing → Books & Novels → Children's Books (with additional subcategories including the same "Books for Infants & Toddlers" as well as Preschoolers,----- etc.

Let's just change the duplicate one to "Books, Literature, and Writing - Humor" with its own subcategories for Limericks, Satire, ........etc.

An original example:

A rather inactive, sedentary chap (as attested to by his shape) told me excitedly the other day that he "felt so much better" now that he was following his doctor's advice that "two hours a day at the gym" would make him healthier, and for the last two week's he has gone there every day for his two hours afternoon nap.

Love AND laughter make the world a better place.

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Jodah 13 months ago from Queensland Australia

Yes Demas, I do agree. There are a lot of humorous hubs on HbPages but it isn't always easy to find them. Apart from limericks, I place my other comedy type hubs under "Entertainment and Media»Comedy»Slapstick & Screwball Comedy"..but that category is probably not really suitable for all humor.


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Jodah - Perhaps we need to come up with a suggestion about what topic heading "Humor" could replace. That shouldn't be too hard. Let's put our heads together and suggest any one of three. Suggestions?


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Jodah 13 months ago from Queensland Australia

Maybe it should be under "Books, Literature and Writing - Humor (there is already "Satire and Parody" here so I guess it could replace that or be added under that sub-heading.


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I just edited this original Hub to include a suggested search topic for "Humor" by eliminating one duplicate search topic.


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MsDora 13 months ago from The Caribbean

Let's see if they follow your suggestion. I could do with some short funny stories like the one you shared.


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BlossomSB 13 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Great idea! We all need humour in our lives, a good laugh does us good. I also found a missing topic, so haven't written on it yet, but will have to make do with what categories are on offer, it's to be on preservation of heirlooms. Couldn't find a thing.


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Matthew Meyer 13 months ago from San Francisco, CA

There is a humor section here.

http://hubpages.com/literature/humor/6473

And here is the full topic list page as well.

http://hubpages.com/topics/tree


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Jodah 13 months ago from Queensland Australia

"Literature/Books and Novels" doesn't seem an appropriate heading for most humor to be listed under.


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annart 13 months ago from SW England

Yes, laughter is so good for us. I'm with you completely on this one. Humour is important, not easy to bring off well, and deserves a category here. Maybe they'll listen to you; I hope so. After all, it's a category when buying books so why not here....?

Ann


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FlourishAnyway 13 months ago from USA

Laughter makes the world go 'round.


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

And keeps it hopping and skipping as it goes!

Thanks Matthew Meyer for the guide to HP's "hidden humor."


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aviannovice 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I really LIKE this thought. This category makes a lot of sense.

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