side-splitting love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing much merriment, making one laugh a lot, very funny.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affecting the sides convulsively or with a rending sensation; producing the condition in which a person is said to “hold his sides”: as, side-splitting laughter; a side-splitting farce.


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  • On this week's new episode (8/7c), yet another Saturday Night Live alum makes a guest appearance: the reliably side-splitting Molly Shannon as Reagan's less-than-Superstar assistant Nancy, who Reagan (Christina Applegate) can't bring herself to fire.

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  • Was she so completely smitten by the side-splitting antics of the fast-rising TV stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet that she overlooked the foibles of the irrepressibly zany Herman Cain?

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  • It already offers live coverage of the PGA, LPGA, Champions, Nationwide and European PGA Tours, plus umpteen hours of instruction and punditry and series that cater to every taste, from Rush Limbaugh suffering instruction at the hands of coach Hank Haney to "Golf's Amazing Videos," described as "wacky swings, side-splitting bloopers and hilarious mishaps."

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  • A graduate of Barnum & Bailey's Clown College, Irwin was best known for his side-splitting, silent slapstick routines in Broadway revues like Fool Moon and his rubbery antics as "Mr. Noodle" on Sesame Street's "Elmo's World" segment.

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  • It is the story of a woman who dares to be different, who rejects the status quo and who uses humor and a strong sense of self not just to get through life but to have a side-splitting good time doing it.

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  • These side-splitting events helped him get back to work within weeks, after which he enjoyed two decades of good health, productivity and lots o' laughs.

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  • The juxtaposition, as they proved every month and as Mr. Meyerowitz's collection reconfirms, can be side-splitting.

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  • David Baldacci now turns his tremendous thrill-creating talent to side-splitting storytelling in this hilarious adventure for middle-grade readers about fame, friends, and family.

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  • Maybe that's why last month's diplomatic gabfest just didn't have the same feel, the same excitement and side-splitting hilarity that these sessions generally have.

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  • But not before a side-splitting speech by another of Lord Paulson's minions, Queen Mother Vera.

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