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Anecdote Examples

An anecdote is a short and amusing or interesting account, which may depict a real incident or person. An anecdote is always presented as based in a real incident involving actual persons, whether famous or not, usually in an identifiable place. However, over time, modification in reuse may convert a particular anecdote to a fictional piece, one that is retold but is "too good to be true". Sometimes humorous, anecdotes are not jokes, because their primary purpose is not simply to evoke laughter, but to reveal a truth more general than the brief tale itself, or to delineate a character trait in such a light that it strikes in a flash of insight to its very essence.

Anecdotes are often mistaken for jokes, however, the two differ for example; a brief monologue beginning "A man pops in a bar..." will be a joke. A brief monologue beginning "Once J. Edgar Hoover popped in a bar..." will be an anecdote. When used in advertising or promotion of a product, service, or idea, anecdotes are often called a testimonials. The term is also sometimes used in a legal context to describe certain kinds of testimony.
I never forget one day when I met a lady who was dying of cancer and I could see the way she was struggling with that terrible pain. And I said to her, I said, you know this is but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you have come so close to Him on the cross that He can kiss you. And she joined her hands together and said, 'Mother Teresa, please tell Jesus to stop kissing me'.
Meaning: Mother Teresa often shared this personal anecdote to illustrate the joys of suffering. She explained her story by saying, "This is the joy of suffering, the kiss of Jesus. Do not be afraid to share in that joy of suffering with Him because He will never give us more suffering than we are able to bear."

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Anecdote Meaning
An anecdote is a short story, usually serving to make the listeners laugh or ponder over a topic. Generally, the anecdote will relate to the subject matter that the group of people is discussing. Anecdotes cover a wide variety of stories and tales, especially since they can be about basically any subject under the sun.
Anecdote Examples