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"har har"

Posted by ESC on April 24, 2006

In Reply to: "Har har" posted by Smokey Stover on April 24, 2006

: : What does the expression "har har" mean? How did it come about?

: It means "ha ha," or [laughter]. It often means literally "har har" as a sort of humorous or snide substitute for real laughter. SS

It is kind of a cartoon laugh. "Hardy, har, har." In fact, that was the name of a cartoon character - a "non-laughing hyena." See Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har at