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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 117 People

    FUNeral

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

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    When I was around 8 years old,

    my grandpa died. I was really close to him & loved him immensely. We went to his funeral...all of my cousins were there as well. During the service, one of the men started singing something like "Amazing Grace," but it was in more of an "opera voice." That's what I remember...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One In Particular

    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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel like I've laughed so much recently. Spent Christmas with my family and my house was full of laughter. I'm end up in tears of laughter everytime I see my friends. Laughter...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Laughter to me is like a song of praise and joy to God! Laughter shows the joy in ones heart. like a fire that cant be unlit by Satan. Satan wants us to live life without joy and...
    awesome123124 awesome123124 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm not talking a general chuckle. no I mean the kind of laugh where you're slouched in your seat with your legs in the air kicking and you're hands over your stomach because it...
    BiCPP BiCPP 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    There are so many good things about laughter that everyone has to love it. This includes the grumpy old man who gets mad when you walk on his yard, and the crazy cat lady in her...
    jfar123 jfar123 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Been taking care of one autistic child with relapsed leukemia for past one month. He was suppossingly be in school enjoying the sunshine, field, fun and laughter but was instead...
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 2 Responses Jan 5

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    TBH I didn't think laughter was the BEAT MEDICINE! till now, I was soo angry at something that my sister did something so funny, that I laughed and forgot all about being and...
    PreciousDiamond2 PreciousDiamond2 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Saw a documentary on laughter therapy. It's an interesting idea!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    All my life I feared going bald. I feared getting older. I used to be very good looking, and feared loosing my good looks, which now I am ugly as hell, and do not care no more...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    Laughter is the best to me, like being silly and goofy makes people laugh and I love laughing and having fun. It takes the pain and all the bad memories away.
    Morgee3304 Morgee3304 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I like the laughter that sends you a natural high & alters your breathing. The type of laugh you can't resist that has you bent in half from trying to catch your breath... Those...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Everywhere I go I see fear in people, and especially women who are on their own. As a guy who is always on his own, when I see a woman walking towards me and attempting to bring...
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit 41-45, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I was about 5 years old and I had gotten into trouble. My mom decided I was going to get a spanking. so my mom took me to the bathroom and started spanking me. Instead of crying I...
    Cordovags Cordovags 18-21, M Jan 4

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    My name is Joshua Weiske my deepest darkest secret is my fear of the dark I started back on having fear of the dark back in 2005 when some dude told me a story about Bloody Mary he...
    theinfo theinfo 22-25, M Jan 2

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    Ok so Im afraid of phone updates and going into Walmart alone... Anyone else with a weird fear?
    redhouse97 redhouse97 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I learned what death was when i was a 6 year old boy. My sister's death sure was a valuable lesson. Ever since i haven't been afraid to die because i accepted the fact that we all...
    Tommyhilfiger Tommyhilfiger 18-21, M Jan 1

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    Nope, I think dying is a gift. I sometimes feel like the dead or the ones feeling sorry for the living and the living should be the ones envying the dead. Dying means I've done my...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Pitch black screams Transluscent ghosts Grabbing, pulling Fear emerges, from a chrysalis Taking me Its beautiful, it frightens me It pulls me in, releases me I am free Wisps of...
    cristabella cristabella 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I have two fears: Genophobia and/or Coitophobia: fear of sexual activity Aichmophobia: fear of sharp objects
    Annabeth11 Annabeth11 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Growing up, I had 4 of the most important people in my childhood leave me. In kindergarten to second grade, I had a best friend who only hung out with me out of convience, she...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The one thing that I fear most is not death, but not being able to tell the one I love how I feel about them... then comes my fear of death which I have had ever since I was young...
    jeremiah3698 jeremiah3698 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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    My mom is gone So id be happy to go too I dont fear death so i dont fear anything Cause whats the worse that could happen to me? Exactly
    SummerH12 SummerH12 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 1

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    I believe in life after death. It's scary to think of the alternative which is, I suppose nothing except your body decaying and returning to the earth and science and okay. But the...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I have a fear of clownsand dolls. (Thanks Chucky and IT) I also fear the dark. But more specifically that somone is watching me Or is going is hurt me when I close my eyes. I so...
    NirvanaReyes NirvanaReyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I've been mentally abused for all my life. I've never had anything- no loving family, no real friends, nowhere to go, nothing to hope for. I've just existed, persevered, survived...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I have an irrational fear of holes.. Just the word makes me cringe. So this will be short. I googled it last year for the hell of it and up came trypophobia . I know the reason for...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Here is your Daily Tarot for Saturday, January 3 The Eight of Swords card suggests that my power today lies in denial or blocking. 'Don't even go there.' I will not let myself be...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F Jan 3

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    At the tender age of rightiousness, a pretty yellow penefore, Babtism is drawing near. I had been charmed , no given into wickedness, to damn afraid of Hell Fire !
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70 Jan 10

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    Well, i used to at least. Anything i couldn't see or hear or know i was scared of, but then i decided that i just needed to jump into outer space ^.^ and embrace the unknown
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F Jan 11

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    I think that unpopular people are stronger. They dont need to be in that position to feel good. Popular people are most of the time more insecure, and need to be in the popular...
    zojammerweer zojammerweer 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Have a long term relationship with doors... the seem to always want me walking into them.. im getting worried that they are coming onto me..help?
    crazygirlpoet crazygirlpoet 18-21 Jan 19

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    I fear a lot of things like love, rejection , being alone, what I'm going to be in the future it's honestly scary. I hope this changes.
    t3rriv t3rriv 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    my fear of getting hurt again controls my life.. ive built up walls around myself.. no one can hurt me now.. except ive blocked out the ones that want to help
    classylips classylips 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    fear can mean two things. F: forget E: everything A: and R: run. or F: face E: everything A: and R: rise.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    if fear stopped controlling my life, it'd be as if I stopped breathing. that's just the reality of things :/
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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