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    use of "funny"

    Please correct grammatically and make them clearer
    1) It was a funny argument( Can any other word be used instead of funny)
    2) what are you going to major in for gradutation
    3) My mom was going to ask my father to go and complain to the Principal then I told her , its of no use the exam paper is over

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    Re: use of "funny"

    Quote Originally Posted by slowsoft View Post
    Please correct grammatically and make them clearer
    1) It was a funny argument( Can any other word be used instead of funny)
    2) what are you going to major in for gradutation
    3) My mom was going to ask my father to go and complain to the Principal then I told her , its of no use the exam paper is over
    1) Arguments aren't usually funny. They're usually serious, so I'm not sure what you mean.

    2) What are you going to major in? (You don't "major for graduation". You major in a subject and, if you're successful, you graduate.)

    3) My mum was going to ask my dad to complain to the principal but I told her there was no point because the exam is over. (Use either "mum and dad" or "mother and father" but not a mixture of the two.)

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    Smile Re: use of "funny"

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowsoft View Post
    Can any other word be used instead of funny
    In some cases words like "amusing", "diverting", "entertaining" are not only appropriate, but also more sophisticated than the word "funny" is.


    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1) Arguments aren't usually funny. They're usually serious...
    Oh, do forgive me saying so, but you should really watch the "Argument Clinic" scene by Monty Python.

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    Re: use of "funny"

    For "funny argument" I would suggest it was slightly strange.

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    Smile Re: use of "funny"

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    For "funny argument" I would suggest it was slightly strange.
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    Generally speaking, it is slightly strange, but an argument can be funny for an outsider who doesn't take part in the argument.

    Or it can deliberately be funny:




    And again, watch the Argument Clinic by the Monty Python.

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    Re: use of "funny"

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
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    Oh, do forgive me saying so, but you should really watch the "Argument Clinic" scene by Monty Python.
    Oh, I've watched (and taken part in!) The Argument Clinic many times and it is indeed hilarious. It's just not the normal state of affairs for an argument. There may well have been alternative adjectives for the OP's argument question, but it would be rather subjective. The person speaking would be the only one who knew whether they found the argument funny/hilarious/amusing/diverting/hysterical etc.

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