jokiness


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jok·ey

also jok·y  (jō′kē)
adj. jok·i·er, jok·i·est
Characterized by joking or jokes, especially stale or clumsy jokes: jokey bumper stickers.

jok′i·ly adv.
jok′i·ness n.

jokiness

(ˈdʒəʊkɪnəs)
n
the quality of being jokey or a joker
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This book isn't sharp-fanged, but it's able to remain both humorous and disturbing after the initial jokiness has passed.
Some of the work is more commentary, jokiness, and the people I know who have nannies like it.
I wanted to get rid of the jokiness, the goofiness.
But at least they were not guilty of the labored frat-boy jokiness of the Washington Free Beacon.
From the laconic jokiness of his early Pop compositions to the cacophonous and often mutable surfaces of his later paintings--where resin, silver nitrate, iodine, chloride, beeswax, granulated meteorite, and pigment of violets, to list only a few of his materials, are deployed to brilliant effect--the German artist, who died in 2010, tested the bounds of imagemaking like few others of his generation.
Production companies have approached her about developing a TV show or a movie based on her YouTube channel, which melds offbeat jokiness, cutesy charm and disarming sex appeal.
The Journal to Stella and the parodies and hoaxes included in Rumbold's volume demonstrate Swifts capacity for jokiness and his engagement with political life, but in terms of genre, tone, and purpose, the works brought together in these two volumes alone (and never mind the rest of the substantial canon) make Swifts immense authorial range abundantly clear.
The same commentator also talks about the ,self- conscious jokiness of Atwood's The Penelopiad, the voice of the embarrassed modern in the presence of something acknowledged as profound.
It's classic Frost, a toss off--a light but slightly cruel jokiness that amplifies psychic tension through resistance.
If The Answer played it like The Darkness, with that knowing extravagance, that smug jokiness (which is the ultimate insult to an audience) then The Answer would be being played right now by Radio One and/or Two by some similarly smug, knowing young hipster.
He sticks to the inevitability of the genre with the flying and punching, and not to mention tight-fitting ridiculous costumes, but adds his jokiness that keeps everything barrelling along.
It's not accidental that America's three most famous gay women--Ellen and Rosie are the other two--are all known for their jokiness.