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Not necessarily - it can depend on the nationality of your audience. For
example, in the UK, if a minister makes a speech, he is expected to include
one or two jokes: if a minister in France does this, he is not taken
seriously - humour is always going to be a culture thing, as well as being
>To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
>Date: Wednesday, May 08, 1996 7:57PM
>A sense of humor is a fine gift. It can open doors and smooth over rough
>spots. A sense of humor without sensitivity is an irritation that closes
>doors, minds, and conversations. Use gentle humor in your written material
>and you will improve the effectiveness. Use it without sensitivity for the
>receiver and you will be writing for an audience of one.
>"That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge,
> and takes from him the least time." Colton (1780-1832)
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