incongruity


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the quality of disagreeing

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We'll never know what took place - the President wasn't bugging the White House then - but the writers have tapped into the sheer incongruity of the summit while examining the corrosive effects power and celebrity had on both men.
Researchers have found that there are three reasons, among others, that make us laugh: incongruity, superiority, and the pattern of three.
I put it down to an incongruity within an anachronism.
Opponents point out the incongruity of preventing people who are old enough to vote or fight in a war from buying tobacco.
This thin volume of eight surprising narratives and winner of Cuba's Premio Carpentier depicts a country rich with incongruity.
The cause for the rupture is largely due to the incongruity of purposes that develop in a marriage as a result of frenzied career pursuits and material aspirations.
Slim gym-slipped infant's incongruity, Thus burdened, seldom seen
Summary: Pierre Abou Khater Amphitheater played host to an evening of sweet incongruity Friday evening with "Mounyati.
HAVING listened to Nick Clegg's meritorious aims to increase social mobility on May 22, I was struck by the incongruity of this with the plan to introduce regional pay for civil servants as revealed by the Cabinet Office's Reward, Efficiency and Reform Group two days previously.
Ignoring the incongruity that an article under the banner of "Business View" should espouse communist ideals; the logic and arguments used to support the central proposition were embarrassingly weak and it relied on a series of unlinked incoherent assertions.
In the second part of the paper, we report on an experimental study that focused on incongruity between the knowledge of individuals and the information contained in a wiki, as an important trigger for processes of learning and knowledge building.
In The Kurds of Iraq, Mahir Aziz explores this incongruity, and asks the questions: Who are the Kurds today?
What I do recall is the massive mob, and the incongruity of having a thoroughbred mixed up in the excited throng.
of Swansea, Wales) analyzes historical, aesthetic, and political aspects of juxtaposition and stylistic incongruity deployed by Harlem Renaissance writers Alain Locke, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jean Toomer.
Berliner turns to incongruity theory in psychology, a body of research that suggests that incongruity creates humor, although this research is itself quite provisional and complicated.