I grew up with the people around me using "hysterical" SOLELY to mean something that was ridiculously funny- no matter the gender of who said it or who was involved. No negative connotation about it. I didn't know until I was probably in my late teens that its history is sexist and ableist. I'd wonder if this use was a regional thing, but the anecdotal evidence I have is that it's not. Hmm...
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