What do you do to stop yourself laughing at really inappropriate moments?!

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  1. DaniellaWood profile image72
    DaniellaWoodposted 14 years ago

    What do you do to stop yourself laughing at really inappropriate moments?!

    We've all been there, standing in the middle of something really serious when the image of your friend falling flat on his face in that puddle in front a crowd of people the other day pops into your mind. What do you do to prevent the laughter?! Once I start, I really can't stop...

  2. Dr. Marie profile image59
    Dr. Marieposted 14 years ago

    Cough! Put your hand over your mouth and start coughing. Gives you a chance to get yourself under control.

    Dr. Marie

  3. SuperChix 143 profile image60
    SuperChix 143posted 14 years ago

    Bite your tongue! Always works for me. =P

  4. Silver Poet profile image71
    Silver Poetposted 14 years ago

    Use reverse psychology on yourself.  Tell yourself, "Go ahead and laugh.  Go on."  Then try to imagine what the reaction will be to your inappropriate laugh if you do go ahead and laugh.  Usually sobers one up in a jiffy.

  5. nadine_stowne profile image60
    nadine_stowneposted 14 years ago

    Silver Poet had a point. Try to imagine the reaction your laugh will have. In the world of business, an inappropriate laugh could cost you millions of dollars. That would certainly sober you up.

    If that doesn't work, distract yourself. Whether it's by coughing or biting your tongue, anything that snaps you out of it in that moment is helpful.

    However, I personally can't use reverse psychology. When I do, my brain thinks of it as sarcasm... and finds the sarcasm really funny... and I end up laughing even more.

  6. profile image0
    sord87posted 14 years ago

    laughter is always a best medicine,I think you should think of something that make you laugh more,it will reverse the the laughing process.

  7. lanetodd profile image72
    lanetoddposted 14 years ago

    Hold your breath. Pinch yourself. Imagine it is you and not another person.

  8. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 14 years ago

    When you realise your laughter has been inappropriate, appologise, just say sorry.

  9. padmendra profile image49
    padmendraposted 13 years ago

    I would say sorry and will control on my laughing habit.

  10. soconfident profile image73
    soconfidentposted 11 years ago

    Yes I've been there what I do is bite my tough and I end up make a strange noise followed by fake coughing

  11. profile image49
    TZONE6posted 11 years ago

    Sinse laughter almost sounds like you are sobbing anyway, I usually just play it off like I just had a break down. I remember at my father's funeral, someone tried to get on the stage and sing and they sounded like a wounded animal. It took everything inside me to keep from laughing. So I put my head down and laughed little by little. My mom put her hand on my back as if to console me. if she only knew..


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