April 26, 2016
When something is funny, it makes a person laugh or it provides amusement.
- The movie we saw last night was funny.
- My Uncle Jim is a funny guy.
- Our supervisor is so funny! He makes everyone laugh.
Sometimes we use the word "funny" when detecting a problem:
- Your voice sounds funny. Are you sick?
- This pineapple tastes funny. I think it went bad.
- Something smells funny. What's that odor?
- I've got a funny feeling about this real estate deal. Perhaps we shouldn't do it.
- I have a funny feeling about this.
"That's funny" is an expression used when a situation is surprising or unexpected:
- That's funny. I put my notebook down here a minute ago and now it's gone.
- That's funny. None of these computers are working.
"It's not even funny" is an expression people use when describing a serious or unlikable situation:
- I have so much work to do it's not even funny.
- This movie is so terrible it's not even funny.
- That isn't even funny. Stop doing it.
- There's nothing funny about this.
He has so much work to do, it isn't even funny!
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