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The aim of the article is to present regional humorous discourse as exemplified by contemporary
humour and (extra)linguistic picture of the world in the Highland and Silesian ethnic groups.
The investigation has been narrowed down to the analysis of a specific fragment of reality, which
is the picture of marriage functioning in the aforementioned communities. A distinctive point
of view, characteristic of the groups under consideration, seems to be the decisive factor for the
categorization of the world or for the process of shaping the perspective from which a given
object, subject, or quality in the linguistic picture of the world is perceived, and the stereotypes
(of a husband, wife, marriage, and many more) which function in a given community are
best reflected in regional humour. The latter part of the article is focused on the discussion of
selected mechanisms of generating comic effects (e.g. ambiguity), and the quality and frequency
of linguistic means that are applied in order to bring out expression.