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    Does "funny" always have the meaning of "making people laugh or ridiculous" or while "fun" has "giving pleasure"? I seem to have seen "funny" used as "fun=giving pleasure" as well. Is it possible?

    1. The comedy show is funny.
    2. The soccer game was fun, but the referee's unfair judgement was funny.

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    Default Re: fun vs funny?

    There have been multiple discussions on this subject. If you type "fun funny" into the Custom Search box at the top right of the screen, you get this.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: fun vs funny?

    *Not a teacher* "funny" is an adjective usually indicating the substantive does or did cause amusement, as in: "That was a funny story." Sometimes it is used in place of "odd" or "strange" as in "the teacher did a funny (odd) thing in class yesterday." "Fun" is usually a noun signifying the pleasant emotion resulting from an experience. "I had fun today." Sometimes "fun" is used as an adjective as in: "That was a a fun thing to do."

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    Default Re: fun vs funny?

    A referee making bad calls is not "funny."

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