15 shades of laughter

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  • 1. 15 Shades of Laughter" By Gay Merrill" "
  • 2. Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors." --Norman Cousins! "
  • 3. It starts with the feeling that one corner of your mouth is upturned.! 1
  • 4. You Smirk"
  • 5. Next, your mouth widens so that it resembles the shape of an orange wedge.! A release of endorphins makes you want to dance...but you resist.! 2
  • 6. You Smile"
  • 7. You experience a tightening of your facial muscles as your eyes widen and your smile expands.! 3
  • 8. You Grin"
  • 9. A soft throaty sound emerges from your tightened lips. (If you try to stie it, you risk gas buildup.)! 4
  • 10. You Snicker"
  • 11. Now youre half way to laughing. The sound you make is amusing. Any effort you make to suppress the laughter only increases its strength.! 5
  • 12. You Giggle"
  • 13. Your chest muscles engage and your pitch deepens.! 6
  • 14. You Chuckle"
  • 15. You sound like a cross between Chuckles the Clown and Miss Piggy.! 7
  • 16. You Chortle"
  • 17. You emit a full force sound of glee. Head is back and mouth open wide. You might be contagious causing others around you to make similar sounds.! 8
  • 18. You Laugh"
  • 19. You sound wicked, but youre really laughing with a higher pitch.! 9
  • 20. You Cackle"
  • 21. Now youre whole body is set in motion. You stomp your feet, wave your arms, or slap your thighs. Tears of joy stream down your face.! 10
  • 22. You Guffaw"
  • 23. You feel like a wolf during a full moon.! 11
  • 24. You Howl"
  • 25. You sound like youve seen a ghost when youre really just overcome with hilarity.! 12
  • 26. You Shriek"
  • 27. You cant distinguish your laugh from the sound of a crowd laughing.! 13
  • 28. You Roar"
  • 29. Youre on the oor in a t of laughter.! 14
  • 30. You Convulse"
  • 31. You experience the nal shade of laughter with ushed cheeks and a sense of elation and renewal.! 15
  • 32. You Die Laughing"
  • 33. 15 Shades of Laughter Recap" 1 Smirk! 2 Smile! 3 Grin! 4 Snicker! 5 Giggle! 6 Chuckle! 7 Chortle! 8 Laugh! 9 Cackle! 10 Guffaw! 11 Howl! 12 Shriek! 13 Roar! 14 Convulse! 15 Die Laughing!
  • 34. Credits" Inspiration" Reference: Kuhn, C. (1994). The stages of laughter. Journal of Nursing Jocularity,4(2), 34-35. " Photos" Slide 8: Flickr/Peter Funnell/Smile!/May 2011 ! Slide 10: Flickr/Baxton/Whats So Funny?/Jan 2008! Slide 28: Flickr/John Willis/Laughing Lion-2/Feb 2009! Slide 30: Flickr/Kevin Hamm/ROGL/June 2008! ! http://touchofhumor.wordpress.com/"