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    laugh to death?

    Hello Everyone,

    Is the sentence His joke made me laugh to death proper, esp the part laugh to death?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    Is the sentence His joke made me laugh to death proper, esp the part laugh to death?

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    There is nothing wrong with the sentnce, but can you die laughing unless you have a massive heart attack which is a remote possibilty.

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    Re: laugh to death?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    Is the sentence His joke made me laugh to death proper, esp the part laugh to death?

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    It's used for other people: "They laughed themselves to death!"
    For myself, if I had to use it, I'd say "I almost laughed myself to death". That would save me from having to explain why I'm around to talk about it.

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    Re: laugh to death?

    Sounds like Eliza Doolittle's dad, an East London resident.

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