chortle


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chortle about (someone or something)

To laugh about someone or something. I was still chortling about that scene in the movie the next day.
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chortle about someone or something

 and chortle over someone or something
to chuckle or giggle about someone or something funny. I was chortling about Elaine's silly puppy for a long time. Elaine chortled about me and my dislike for cats.
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chuckle with something

 and chortle with something
to giggle in some manner because one is gleeful or happy. He chuckled with unsuppressed mirth at the antics of the strangely dressed people. Sally chortled with glee at the thought of Ken slipping on the ice.
See also: chuckle
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To vote for Jason Cook as Best Compere, and either Middlesbrough Town Hall or Stockton ARC as Best Venue in the Chortle Awards, visit www.
The winners will be announced at the Chortle Awards in London on March 22.
Steve Bennett, editor of the Chortle website and judge, said: "It went down very well - there were huge cheers when he won.
SO, Maureen Messent thinks we should all chortle with joy at the continuing joke called John Sergeant who manages to get progressively worse as the weeks go by on Strictly Come Dancing.
While this must have given Tessa Jowell and her colleagues at the Ministry of Culture a chortle, it doesn't bode well for the BBC's new pledge to be the superior public broadcaster and deserving of the licence fee.
Chortle was first used by Lewis Carroll in his 1865 children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Up and coming young comedian Joe Lycett was winner of both Chortle Student Comedian of the Year and Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year in 2009.
Their observations are sharp, but it smacks of a private performance for their fans rather than a mainstream chortle for fresh audiences.
According to research by the London School of Laughter, people have a chortle only four times a day on average, yet in the 1940s and 1950s people laughed up to 40 times every 24 hours.
Wilson, a 2008 Chortle Student Comedy Awards and 2009 Paramount Comedy On Tap Funniest Student 2009 finalist, has won plaudits for his flair for impersonation and uncanny knack for creating rib-ticklingly bizarre material.
Steve Bennett, of comedy website Chortle, said: "It's almost impossible to come up with a definitive list because they are all so different and people's tastes vary so much.
It will be officially recognised tomorrow night at the Loaded Laftas Comedy Awards,in conjunction with web site Chortle.
Jason Cook was nominated in this year's Chortle awards in the Best Compere category and is also featured twice in Chortle''s Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade.
How I used to chortle when older relatives talked romantically about the 'olden days' when the likes of Bur nley and Blackpool played at the summit of English football in the 1950s.
That wasn't all - for as part of the contract, Paul now has to chortle if City are relegated and join the Manchester United FC Supporters' Association