Origin of gallows humor
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Lee’s combination of righteous inquisitiveness, gallows humor, authentic love for the city and eye for novel ways into events that have been dissected to death make him the perfect interlocutor for this particular story.The 5 Best New TV Shows Our Critic Watched in August 2021|Judy Berman|August 31, 2021|Time
I love the gallows humor between rescuers and the stories patients tell us on the back of the ambulance, a confession box on wheels, that they don’t tell anyone else.The Heartbreak and Horror of Being an EMT During the Pandemic—and Why I'm Still Working|Jennifer Murphy|March 30, 2021|Time
Instead, their feelings are expressed in small moments, through a tender touch, a burst of anger, or a shared laugh over a bit of gallows humor.Firth, Tucci face tragedy with restraint in ‘Supernova’|John Paul King|January 26, 2021|Washington Blade
Finding new ways to frame this problem, with the height of internet gallows humor, became a staple of online coronavirus discourse this year.
This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Saved from the public gallows, Weeks was virtually exiled from the city, and wound up in Mississippi, where he raised a family.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was poop humor—literally—when Valerie's house becomes flooded with fecal matter after a pipe bursts.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Under the Sun King, such humor—and the laughter associated with it—was seen as more suitable for the masses.
As ever, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show crew encouraged us to find some humor alongside the horror and the shame.Jon Stewart Laughs to Keep From Vomiting at the CIA Report|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was a little riled at first myself, but the second and last lady who came out put me in excellent humor.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The gray eyes, once flashing with the light of kindly humor, now softened with sympathy, now glowed with pity.
He was judge of the admiralty court of Pennsylvania; his writings abound with wit, humor and satire.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
When Tim hesitates he loses his temper as a sensible man should lose it—he buries it, and his indomitable good humor wins.
He paused, and to illustrate the imperious humor of the Scot, he waved his fingers and a red wrister at me.