Fun or Funny?

Fun & Funny – ver 3: Simple English Videos Lesson

That’s funny. I thought we had some cookies. Fun’ and ‘funny’. What’s the difference? Now this guy’s funny – Buster Keaton. That was a good joke. Good jokes are funny. They make us laugh. We say people and things are funny if they make us laugh. And things that aren’t funny don’t make us laugh. Why do you always do that? It spoils the champagne. It might explode. It never does. Would you guarantee that? That isn’t funny, Frederick. And what about fun? Well, things that are enjoyable are fun. Parties are fun. Doing stuff with our kids is fun. Riding on a roller coaster is fun. It doesn’t make us laugh, but it’s exciting. If things are fun, we’ll want to do them because they’re enjoyable. Anne? This is Woody. Well, I have a ticket for the High-Teen Carnival Saturday, and… well, would you like to go? Why yes, Woody. That’ll be fun. Yeah! Funny’ is an adjective. It describes things that are comical. Fun is usually a noun, an uncountable noun. But in informal spoken English, ‘fun’ can be an adjective too. I had fun last night. Me too. It was a fun party. Yeah. I had fun last night. Me too. It was a fun party. Yeah. And one more thing. ‘Funny’ has another meaning too. It can also mean peculiar or strange. Oooo, this milk smells funny. When did we buy it? So if something’s not quite right, it’s funny. Take a good look at these. There’s something funny about these. Yeah. Vicki. There’s something funny about this picture. Oh! I’ve got a joke. Oh good. Why don’t cannibals eat clowns? Cannibals? Yes. OK, I don’t know. Why don’t cannibals eat clowns? Because they taste funny.

4 thoughts on “Fun or Funny?

  • April 5, 2015 at 1:55 pm
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    Hello,
    I like your video, its very funny and simple for my learning

    Regards
    Yashpal singh

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    • April 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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      Delighted you like it Yashpal. Thanks for writing.

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  • October 24, 2015 at 7:16 am
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    Thank you so much Vicky for really clear and hepful video-explanation. I will definitely share it with my students.

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    • October 24, 2015 at 8:10 am
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      So glad you like it Svetlana. Thank you for writing.

      Reply

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