Anecdot (fr. Anecdote - a short story about an interesting case; from the Greek. Ὸ ἀ ἀ δ έ έ δ ο - - - not ...
Anecdot (fr. Anecdote - a short story about an interesting case; from the Greek. Ὸ ἀ ἀ δ έ έ δ ο - - - not published, literally. "Not published" ) - folklore genre, a short funny story, usually passed from word of mouth. Most often the anecdote is characterized by an unexpected semantic resolution at the very end, which creates laughter. This may be a pun or associations that require additional knowledge: social, literary, historical, geographical, etc. The anecdotes subject covers almost all spheres of human activity. In most cases, the authors of the jokes are unknown.
Parodic use, imitation of historical legends, legends, natural essays, etc. serves as an algorithm of form. In the course of improvised semiotic transformations , a text is born that, causing catharsis, gives aesthetic pleasure. Simply put, an anecdote is an unconsciously appearing children's speech creativity. Perhaps, this is the characteristic old Russian name - bike .
In Russia XVIII — XIX centuries. (and in numerous languages of the world so far) the word "anecdote" had a slightly different meaning - it could be just an entertaining story about some famous person, not necessarily the task of making fun of him (cf. Pushkin: "Days of Past Jokes"). Classics of that time began to call such "jokes" about Potemkin.