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    is it ok to joke about events like 9/11 etc? does time have an effect on these jokes? i've seen jokes about paris event on some site already and i feel like time does have an effect, it's too soon right?
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    is it ok to joke about events like 9/11 etc? does time have an effect on these jokes? i've seen jokes about paris event on some site already and i feel like time does have an effect, it's too soon right?

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    'tis called gallows humour (for obvious reasons), personally for proffesions which encounter death everyday such as soldiers and in some respects take death or granted due to it's common ness it is ok as it is used as a coping mechanism.

    however i think for cosseted teenagers who are in no danger and have never experienced the horrors such as what has gone on in Paris it is sick to joke about such things.
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    9/11 - ok. Diana - ok. Paris - wait until December 7th. :rolleyes:

    Everyone's tolerance and attitude toward 'dark' humour will be different. Being ex-army I suspect I'll find a lot of things funny that other people wouldn't.
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    Well I generally don't think it's ok to make jokes about people who have been killed. Those people had friends, family, and I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate it if it were your family people were taking the piss out of. Death in itself is a natural part of life and so I don't really care about 'jokes about death' not directed at specific people who have died/been killed.
 
 
 
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