[Ads-l] "yes and" improv(isation)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 10 23:53:02 UTC 2022

Bill Mullins wrote:
> 1983 Handbook of Humor Research Vol ii 19
> Piggybacking and hitchhiking on other people's ideas is one of the
> most direct was of moving from "yes, but" to "yes, and."
> https://archive.org/details/handbookofhumorr0000unse/page/19/mode/1up?q=%22yes+and%22

Interesting citation, Bill. The target phrases appear in chapter 1:
How to Get More Smileage Out of Your Life: Making Sense of Humor, The
Serving It by Joel Goodman

Also, excellent early evidence, Ben.


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