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"It only hurts when I laugh"

Posted by Smokey Stover on May 04, 2006

In Reply to: "It only hurts when I laugh" posted by R. Berg on May 04, 2006

: : What do people mean when they say "It only hurts when I laugh"?

: It was originally a way of making light of pain, as if to say "Oh, it's not that bad."

It's an example of wry humor. SS