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Each joke or saying, it can be assumed, would be even funnier in its proper cultural context and language, but one of the more interesting elements about them is their lack of irony (although the museum's motto, "The world lasts because it laughs" is definitely ironic, especially to Westerners). The differences do not have to be so exaggerated, either. All are available for free download in EPUB, Kindle (MOBI) and PDF.

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Publisher: Echo Library (August 6, 2015)

ISBN: 1406860336

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