Originally Posted by HarryT
I'd say the definition is simple: it's in bad taste when the listener is offended or upset, and not amused.
What if you find a joke in bad taste and I find it funny? Does that make it funny or in bad taste?
That's the problem. What some see as funny others can see as bad taste.
Take the movie Borat
for example. I borrowed the DVD from the library and started to watch it. I got about 1/2 way through and stopped it because I thought it was awful. My wife also did not like it. But a lot of people did find it funny. So is it funny or is it in bad taste?