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Telling a joke? Better make it a good one!

PULLMAN – Offering up a joke – at least one of that isn’t politically incorrect or “off-color” – is rarely considered particularly risky socially. But a recent study at WSU suggests jokesters do risk receiving a surprising amount of derision from their audience – particularly when it’s made up of those they love most.   […]

Philosopher, linguist gives Potter Memorial Lecture

Noam Chomsky, MIT professor of linguistics and philosophy, will give the 2005 Potter Memorial Lecture at Washington State University at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Chomsky’s speech will be entitled “Imminent Crises: Responsibilities and Opportunities” and will be open to the public free of charge. “For almost 50 years […]