reponce to a joke
that isn't funny. It can be used in a number of ways:
- To cover that potentially awkward dead air when the joke is about you.
- To cover that potentially awkward dead air when the joke is about someone next to you.
- If used adroitly, the courtesy laugh can even be used to cover that potentially awkward dead air when you make the offending joke.
Jim says, "hey bob, is that your girlfriend?"
Bob responds, "ah... yeh"
Jim quips, "man she's hot... I sure would like to fuck her in the ass..."
Bob lets Jim off the hook with a courtesy laugh, and segue ways into, "how about them Yankees..."