Abstrakt

Ambiguity is the most often used linguistic phenomenon applied in creating jokes, both at present, and several dozen years ago. The article describes comical texts printed in the widely-read satiric weekly magazine “Wolna Myśl, Wolne Żarty”, which was publishing in Łódź from 1919 to 1939, and in detail shows jokes utilized lexical and syntactical polysemy.

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