Throw in the Towel

When I finally decided to give up religion, I threw in the cowl.

When I finally decided to give up frowning, I threw in the scowl.

When I finally decided to give up spelling, I threw in the vowel.

When I finally decided to give up poetry, I threw in the Howl.

When I finally decided to give up carpentry, I threw in the dowel.

When I finally decided to give up gardening, I threw in the trowel.

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orbitofrontal cortex

“Goel and Dolan (2001) finally found the orbitofrontal cortex (BA 10/11) to be associated with the appreciation of humour in the form of semantic and phonological jokes of the kind ‘Why did the golfer wear two sets of pants?… He got a hole in one,’ which are based on the juxtaposition of expectation and its resolution.”

from an interesting article by Ivar Hagendoorn