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The American Life Styles and Humors in Friends
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Pages: 43-46
Year: Issue:  4
Journal: Journal of Liming Vocational University

Keyword:  FriendsAmerican colloquialismlife styleshumorAmerican culture;
Abstract: The lines of the American TV sitcom Friends were collected to manifest its portrait of the American life styles and humor. The American life styles were reflected in two aspects: first,the simple but typical American colloquialism such as the application of various word classes in speaking,the change of prepositions from static meaning to dynamic meaning,and the large number of fresh metaphors; second,the rich American life cultures embedded in the lines. American humor was created by the adoption of polysemy,pronunciation,under-statement,modifier and over-statement
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