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Les Caquets de l'accouchee

Les Caquets de laccouchee is an anonymous French satire composed of several quires published in 1622. They were reunited in 1623 under the title "Recueil general des Caquets de lAccouchee". The title refers to the custom, documented by the middle ...

Satirical cartography

Satirical cartography is a form of art, exposing stereotypes and political messages with comical geopolitical illustrations. Satirical cartography dates back to the late 18th century and early 19th century. Hanna Humphrey and Frederick W. Rose ar ...

Castigat ridendo mores

Castigat ridendo mores is a Latin phrase that generally means "one corrects customs by laughing at them," or "he corrects customs by ridicule." Some commentators suggest that the phrase embodies the essence of satire; in other words, the best way ...

Celeb Jihad

Celeb Jihad is a website known for sharing of leaked private video of celebrities as a form of jihad satire. The Daily Beast describes it as a "satirical celebrity gossip website." The website describes itself as "a satirical website containing p ...

Craposyncrasies

Craposyncrasies or Doozakhrafat is a book by Sorush Pakzad of satirical pieces in Persian, which were posted on his personal blog before publication. The book includes 107 stories about gods, prophets, and angels and was published in February 201 ...

Dangibon

The dangibon was a pre-modern Japanese literary genre. Texts were written in a humorous, satirical sermon-style with the purpose of educating the masses. It is type of gesaku.

Diminution (satire)

Diminution is a satirical technique. It reduces the size of something in order that it may be made to appear ludicrous, or in order to be closely examined. For example, if the Canadian Members of Parliament are portrayed as squabbling, spoiled li ...

Doenjang Girl

Doenjang girl or doenjang woman is a satirical expression used in South Korea to describe certain women "for their propensity to scrimp on essentials so they can over-spend on conspicuous luxuries". These girls and young women are addicted to lux ...

Dog poop girl

Dog poop girl refers to a 2005 incident in South Korea which was one of the first internationally reported occurrences of doxing. In a Seoul subway car, a young womans lap dog defecated inside the train, and the woman was photographed on another ...

Estate satire

Estate satire is a genre of writing from 14th Century, Medieval literary works. The three Medieval estates were the Clergy, the Nobility and lastly the Peasantry. These estates were the major social classes of the time and were typically gender s ...

Every Second Counts (video contest)

Every Second Counts is the name under which a parody video contest amongst European satirical late-night talk shows was launched by German comedian Jan Bohmermanns Neo Magazin Royale on 2 February 2017. The goal is to ridicule U.S. President Dona ...

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day was a 2010 event in support of artists threatened with violence for drawing representations of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It stemmed from a protest against censorship of the American television show South Park episo ...

Fascinating Aïda

Fascinating Aïda is a British comedy singing group and satirical cabaret act founded in March 1983. The line-up consists of founder member Dillie Keane; Adele Anderson, who joined in 1984; and Liza Pulman, who first joined in 2004. The group rece ...

Faux Faulkner contest

The Faux Faulkner contest was an annual parody essay contest founded in 1989 by Dean Faulkner Wells, niece of Nobel laureate William Faulkner, with her husband Lawrence Wells, and sponsored by Yoknapatawpha Press and the Center for the Study of S ...

Fratire

Fratire is a type of 21st-century fiction literature written for and marketed to young men in a politically incorrect and overtly masculine fashion. The term was coined following the popularity of works by George Ouzounian and Tucker Max. Describ ...

Grotesque body

The grotesque body is a concept, or literary trope, put forward by Russian literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin in his study of François Rabelais work. The essential principle of grotesque realism is degradation, the lowering of all that is abstract, ...

Her Kind (poem)

"Her Kind" is a poem published in 1960 by American poet Anne Sexton. "Her Kind" is divided into three seven-line stanzas with the refrain "I have been her kind" every seventh line. The poem describes a witch in the night, then describes her as an ...

Satirical hip hop

Satirical hip hop in many ways is a parody and a criticism of the whole genre of hip hop, but more specifically to subgenres like gangsta rap, trap rap, and mumble rap. According to Know Your Meme, the genre was created with the intent of becomin ...

In at the Death

In At The Death was a sketch revue performed at The Bush Theatre, London in 1978, most notable for being the first time that future colleagues Victoria Wood and Julie Walters would work together. The show is described in Neil Brandwoods biography ...

Jihad satire

The musical comedy Jihad! The Musical and the film Four Lions are works of art that satirise jihadis. The Australian describes Four Lions as "a satire on Islamic jihadism and its murderous ambitions." The satirical Jihad! The Musical featured a h ...

Jonah

Jonah or Jonas, in the Hebrew Bible, is a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BCE. He is the central figure of the Book of Jonah, in which he is called upon by God to travel to Nineveh and warn its residents of impe ...

Menippean satire

The genre of Menippean satire is a form of satire, usually in prose, which has a length and structure similar to a novel and is characterized by attacking mental attitudes rather than specific individuals or entities. Other features found in Meni ...

Metaparody

Metaparody is a form of humor or literary technique consisting "parodying the parody of the original", sometimes to the degree that the viewer is unclear as to which subtext is genuine and which subtext parodic. The American literary critic Gary ...

Satiric misspelling

A satiric misspelling is an intentional misspelling of a word, phrase or name for a rhetorical purpose. This is often done by replacing a letter with another letter, or symbol. Satiric misspelling is found widely today in informal writing on the ...

Mock-heroic

Mock-heroic, mock-epic or heroi-comic works are typically satires or parodies that mock common Classical stereotypes of heroes and heroic literature. Typically, mock-heroic works either put a fool in the role of the hero or exaggerate the heroic ...

Museum of Particularly Bad Art

The Museum of Particularly Bad Art Exhibition is an annual event held on Chapel Street, Melbourne, Australia celebrating poor art forms, primarily in the forms of paintings and sketches. MOPBA relies on a core group of art pieces owned by Helen R ...

News satire

News satire is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News satire has been around almost as long as journalism itself, but it is particularly popular on the web, with w ...

Duckspeaker

Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a totalitarian superstate that is the setting of George Orwells dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. To meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism in Oceania, the ruling Party created Newspeak, a ...

On Cinema

On Cinema is an American comedic film review podcast and web series starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington. The duo appear as a pair of hapless movie reviewers. The show started as an independently released podcast from 2011 to 2013, before ...

Ordenanzas del Baratillo de Mexico

An unpublished manuscript entitled Ordenanzas del Baratillo de Mexico was signed and dated in 1754 by Pedro Anselmo Chreslos Jache, likely a pseudonym for an educated Spaniard. It is a satirical piece of eighteenth-century colonial literature wri ...

Parody

A parody ; also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on, caricature, or joke, is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work - its subject, author, style, or some other target - by means of satiric or ironic ...

Pasquino

Pasquino or Pasquin is the name used by Romans since the early modern period to describe a battered Hellenistic-style statue dating to the third century BC, which was unearthed in the Parione district of Rome in the fifteenth century. It is locat ...

Political satire

Political satire is satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime, as a method of advancing political arguments where such ...

Kozma Prutkov

Kozma Petrovich Prutkov is a fictional author invented by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy and his cousins, three Zhemchuzhnikov brothers, Alexei, Vladimir and Alexander, during the later part of the rule of Nicholas I of Russia. The four distingu ...

The Reasons that Induced Dr. S. to Write a Poem Call'd the Lady's Dressing Room

The Reasons that Induced Dr. S. to Write a Poem Calld the Ladys Dressing Room is a poem by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu published in 1734. The poem is a satire and was written in response to a poem by Jonathan Swift titled "The Ladys Dressing Room". ...

The Rutles

The Rutles were a rock band that performed visual and aural pastiches and parodies of the Beatles. This originally fictional band, created by Eric Idle and Neil Innes for 1970s television programming, became an actual group – whilst remaining a p ...

Satire boom

The satire boom was the output of a generation of British satirical writers, journalists and performers at the end of the 1950s. The satire boom is often regarded as having begun with the first performance of Beyond the Fringe on 22 August 1960 a ...

Satirical ostraca

Satirical ostraca are a category of ostraca, that represent the real world in unrealistic, impossible situations–a satire. The common example portrayed which helped create this categorization, are animals which take reversed roles, for example a ...

Shmoo

The shmoo is a fictional cartoon creature created by Al Capp ; the character first appeared in the comic strip Lil Abner on August 31, 1948. The popular character has gone on to influence pop culture, language, and even science.

Smelfungus

Smelfungus is a name given by Laurence Sterne to Tobias Smollett as author of a volume of Travels through France and Italy, for the snarling abuse he heaps on the institutions and customs of the countries he visited. The term "smellfungus" pl. "s ...

Society Secrets

Society Secrets is a 1921 American silent satire film, directed by Leo McCarey. It stars Eva Novak, Gertrude Claire, and George Verrell, and was released in February, 1921.

Spoudaiogeloion

Spoudaiogeloion denotes the mixture of serious and comical elements stylistically. The word comes from the Greek σπουδαῖον spoudaion, "serious", and γελοῖον geloion, "comical". The concept of the word, but not the word itself, first appears in Ar ...

Taking the piss

Taking the piss is a Commonwealth pejorative term meaning to take liberties at the expense of others, or to be joking, or to be unreasonable. It is a shortening of the idiom taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning to mock, tease, j ...

Talking statues of Rome

The talking statues of Rome or the Congregation of Wits provided an outlet for a form of anonymous political expression in Rome. Criticisms in the form of poems or witticisms were posted on well-known statues in Rome, as an early instance of bull ...

The Juice Media

The Juice Media is an Australian film and media company, that produces contemporary political and social satire. They are known for their Internet series Honest Government Ads and Juice Rap News. TJM has been at the centre of a number of politica ...

Tongue-in-cheek

The phrase originally expressed contempt, but by 1842 had acquired its modern meaning. Early users of the phrase include Sir Walter Scott in his 1828 The Fair Maid of Perth. The physical act of putting ones tongue into ones cheek once signified c ...

Trickle-down economics

Trickle-down economics, also called trickle-down theory, refers to the economic proposition that taxes on businesses and the wealthy in society should be reduced as a means to stimulate business investment in the short term and benefit society at ...

The Unbroadcastable Radio Show

The Unbroadcastable Radio Show was a monthly live comedy show performed at the Comedy Store, Manchester. The show took the format of the recording of a radio show, featuring topical comedy written up to the day of performance. The show has been n ...

Victorian burlesque

Victorian burlesque, sometimes known as travesty or extravaganza, is a genre of theatrical entertainment that was popular in Victorian England and in the New York theatre of the mid-19th century. It is a form of parody in which a well-known opera ...

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