ERIC Number: ED059994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Humor Hints for School Publications.
An attempt is made to show or suggest to the newcomer, whether adviser or reporter, some of the humor forms, devices, or ideas that can be used in a school publication. Twenty-four different types of humorous devices are included. These are boners (humorous errors); howlers (play on words); the pun; ethical light verse and limericks; humorous features; parodies in verse and prose; humorous and impersonal satire; cartoons; humorous editorials; an amusing description of something well known; fun from foreign languages; "Did You Know" or "Did You See" Columns; meaning of a little-known short or big word; Pepys style diary of school events; amusing aids to memory; created amusing letters; names of people, places, books, songs, etc., facetiously brought together in one descriptive piece; facetious interviews with famous mythical or historical characters; short oddities clipped from openly acknowledged sources; columns; literary curiosities and oddities; mathematical curiosities; captions outrageous; and short, humorous boxes. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Guides, Humor, Interviews, Journalism, Literary Devices, Mythology, Poetry, Prose, School Publications
Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Box 11, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($0.35 to members, $0.50 to non-members)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York, NY.