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The article deals with value-marked personal narratives about funny incidents as a genre of comic discourse. In contrast with other genres of comic discourse these narratives are presented as event messages that have happened with the narrator or with people known to him. The comical essence of such stories consists in a combination of incompatible positions, the first one shows an event as a real, matter-offact habitual state of affairs, whereas the second one describes it as a fantastic, pathetical or stereotyped reality. One can hardly say for certain if the events described have really taken place but they are positioned as facts. The comical effect in them is realized as hoax, or burlesque, or ridicule of perceptive rigidity.



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