Humour and such
In Fowler’s Modern English Usage, we are given the following, which is quite wonderful and which I have often rediscovered during my time. Has this ever been improved upon?
. Motive or Aim Province Method or Means Audience Humour Discovery Human Nature Observation The Sympathetic Wit Throwing Light Words & Ideas Surprise The Intelligent Satire Amendment Morals & Manners Accentuation The Self-satisfied Sarcasm Inflicting Pain Faults & Foibles Inversion Victim & Bystander Invective Discredit Misconduct Direct Statement The Public Irony Exclusiveness Statement of Facts Mystification An Inner Circle Cynicism Self-justification Morals Exposure of Nakedness The Respectable The Sardonic Self-relief Adversity Pessimism Self