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I Fear Bursting Into Laughter At Funerals

for people who really FEAR they might spontaneously laugh during a SOMBER memorial service or funeral 114 People

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    It was my first attendance of a Catholic funeral The priest was a very typical Irish small village priest, had a habitual red face and then he started to talk.  For the first five minutes I thought he was speaking Latin and this was a traditional mass, then I looked round...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    In Middle School

    My grandfather died. I had a pretty good relationship with him all and all. He was the only person on that side of the family that I actually, genuinely liked. But what the ****, to be honest, he weirded me out sometimes. At his funeral service, I was sitting by my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Hear Tommie Tiernan's

    comedy bit about laughing at a funeral. He the puts the "fun" back into FUNeral LOL  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z43v54S_zPQ  
    RubyTewes RubyTewes 31-35, F Jun 30, 2009

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    Uncle Charlie

    about ten years ago my uncle charlie died.  my moms younger brother.  my uncle was a recovered alcoholic who had trouble giving up the drinking life style.  so he became a bartender at a local vfw.  where he used to drink endless nights with his crownies...so...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Don't Think I Am Horrid Please!

    I giggle when I am extremely nervous and I can't make it stop sometimes. Funerals are stressful for me even when I don't know the deceased that well; trying to figure out what to say to the loved ones, or even trying to think of something good to say about some people is...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 24, 2008

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    FUNeral

     Remember the first three letters spell "FUN"
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    It's Not Always a Bad Thing

    Funerals are times of stress, and in some societies, we feel the need to suppress expressions of grief.  I have been to a funeral where some giggles started in the middle of the room, and they spread like a virus.  Soon, even the widow and family were affected, and the...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    It Happens

    I got the giggles at my dad's friend's funeral. Actually my brother and I kept looking at each other and setting each other off. We really loved the guy, we'd known him as kids. I think it was just because we were sad and uncomfortable.
    AmberRenee AmberRenee 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2009

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    Because...

    I feel like laughing at the fake people - those people that go to funerals for appearances' sake, or the ones that are just there hoping to get something stated in the will. I feel like laughing at those over-dramatic people - the ones that cry like there's no tomorrow, the ones...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F Aug 10, 2010

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    I Try Not to Laugh At Funerals

    It is hard.  If it is someone I was close to then I don't laugh as I am too upset, but if it is someone I didn't know well, I tend to get giggly at funerals and don't know why.  I used to have this girl friend that did the same thing.  She asked me to go...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Bursting

    So far it hasn't happened.  I'm always on a downer when need going.  The most I have done is smile since someone was talking to me.If I burst, then someone need smacking me!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 29, 2011

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    I ALWAYS laugh at the wrong times!!! I remember multiple occasions, but one of the worst was at my best friend's uncle's funeral. My friend had been really close to her uncle, and...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 1

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    Do you have a fear of vomiting? i had it last night i had to grow through it. there was no way out. i felt like this is what life is all about. even if you don't want to confront...
    maubunt maubunt 26-30, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I am talking about the laughter of happiness here, not the laughter of fear. Happiness is everything. It causes the sun to climb from the horizon every morning, and salutes are...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    OMG GUYS I AM SO BURSTING TO GO AND IM ON AN 8 HR JOURNEY AND THE NEXT STOP ISNT UNTIL 3 HOURS AWAY! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME IM CRYING SO HARD IT HURTS SO SO BAD OMG!!
    Lauren2211 Lauren2211 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    Fear of life We are a living part of creation empowered by spirit. Inside each living creature lives a soul. It pushes us drives us affects us in every possible way. Every faith...
    anamikanta anamikanta 31-35 Nov 9

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    This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get, "why should we fear God?" The short and simple answer is this, He is the giver and taker of life! The long answer, is a...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 3

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    This one time in year 9 we had a field trip to a concert. Our seats were actually behind the orchestra (i assume because they were cheap) so the entire audience of several hundred...
    justnobody1272 justnobody1272 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    I remember when I was younger, I was watching tv with my aunt and my cousin... Then there was a Crimestoppers announcement that some guy in California went into a plus size...
    lolacottontail lolacottontail 18-21, F Nov 1

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    Laughter has helped me heal from some truly horrible experiences. It doesn't always happen immediately and there may need to be time to process the situation, but it can happen...
    WistfulPrincess WistfulPrincess 36-40, F Nov 5

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    I dont know why i do... But many people told me that when im around them its impossible not to have a smile or be laughing as I am hilarious. You wouldnt believe how many people...
    Amy107 Amy107 13-15, F Nov 8

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    I will make silly jokes just to laugh. But the best is spontaneous, contagious laughter in a conversation among friends.
    Ahkeylee Ahkeylee 51-55 1 Response Nov 12

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    I love hearing it and doing it, like for little kids it's the cutest thing to hear and you can't help but join in. All laughter really is enjoyable as long as it isn't forced and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 17

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    It can scar. When used by jerks. But it can heal victims. Me was sad. Society bites me. But me reads post me found. Then comments on pic. Pic was quote by...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M a week ago

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    Eyes tell you everything...they can lie, hurt, cheat, love, cry, laugh, lust, desire and so much more...They essentially tell you whatever you need to know about the person and...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Laughter is better than sex. If you can make me laugh to the point in which I almost rupture my diaphragm- I'd marry you even if you were a eunuch.
    crazyandclever crazyandclever 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I crave a bit of this in my everyday life. I usually achieve it but it's so much more of a luxurious feeling when it's shared. Luxurious laughter.. odd concept but a real thing, I...
    DiaLuz DiaLuz 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I do love to laugh I know I don't do it often enough. But when I do everyone else starts laughing because my laughter is uncontrollable and sounds ridiculous
    JadeMarieWhalleySeale JadeMarieWhalleySeale 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Pope just finished a tour of the East Coast and was taking a limousine to the airport. Since he'd never driven a limo, he asked the chauffeur if he could drive for a while. The...
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    An antarctican goes into a restaurant, buys a coffee and sits down to drink it. She looks on the side of her cup and finds a peel-off prize. She pulls off the tab and yells, "I WON...
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    "One does not simply walk into Mordor." Actually, yes. One does. Mordor is the hell in each of us. Every hell has a weak link for us to find. It's fear. That fear is created so we...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approaches the pastor with an unusual offer. "Look, I'll give you $100 if you'll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I'm...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 17

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    So I'm a hater because I have an opinion you don't like? I laugh at the narrow minded and those who simply can't take the opinion of others when they ask. My logic is my own and I...
    StraighttTruth StraighttTruth 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    But it is. Everyday I wake up I think about my past. I can't move forward mentally. My brain is so consumed with my past self (childhood). I experienced so many trials as a kid...
    forestchild forestchild 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    "We have nothing to fear but fear itself," Franklin D. Roosevelt A lot can be said about fear but it tells an untold story in a persons past. Fear isn't something that just...
    Tomorrowsday Tomorrowsday 26-30, M Oct 31

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    I am afraid of myself and the darkness inside me. Technically speaking I am afraid of myself, afraid of losing myself to the dark. I have never been afraid of the darkness around...
    StormianaGraymane14 StormianaGraymane14 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I don't have many... Not right now, anyway. I fear the ocean (even though I love learning about it and everything inside of it, I do NOT like to be in it. You never know what's...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    BEFORE you go "telling me about The danger of fear" ??, Read what I have to say ? I know "Fear" isn't THE GREATEST thing to Have, but then again, isn't There a Saying: Tis Better...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 1 day ago

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    Hi.. I can't get death off of my mind. I am scared all the time. I just know my time will come and fear not existing anymore. When I really think about it I get into almost an out...
    roccette roccette 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    I m tired of worry too much. I know the fact is repetition can make fear go away. I bite my lips and singing in my heart to keep going keep trying. At least I know what I want. To...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I would have to say my worst fear is falling. Not knowing what or where I'm falling into makes me so nervous and anxious. I just would hate to fall in love with someone cause I...
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 13-15, F Nov 12

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    "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at anytime." - Mark Twain I don't fear death because you can't do much about it. Sure...
    makenap makenap 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Death is a simple concept that people tend to make it out to be something it's not. They say it's a new beginning and there's more to it. But this is simply not true all death...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    my sweetheart and I have been together for over a year. we love each other deeply.. but we've hurt each other so much most of that year.. I have a bad past and so does he.. so he...
    trmhippygirl7 trmhippygirl7 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    I face my fears... Sort of. My worst fear is drowning but I still surf and swim as deep as I can. The amount of times I almost drowned is probably higher than most people's but I...
    Lindsy18 Lindsy18 13-15, F Nov 11

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    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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