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Printers turned out Jestbooks along with Bibles to meet both lowbrow and highbrow interests of the populace.

Some humorous forms which are not verbal jokes are: involuntary humour, situational humour, practical jokes, slapstick and anecdotes.

Identified as one of the simple forms of oral literature by the Dutch linguist André Jolles jokes are passed along anonymously.

The popularity of this jest book can be measured on the twenty editions of the book documented alone for the 15th century.

This distinction has been formulated in the popular saying "A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny".

It is generally held that jokes benefit from brevity, containing no more detail than is needed to set the scene for the punchline at the end.

In the case of riddle jokes or one-liners the setting is implicitly understood, leaving only the dialogue and punchline to be verbalised.

The New Yorker was first published in 1925 with the stated goal of being a "sophisticated humour magazine" and is still known for its cartoons.