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    I'm funny

    Dear all,

    Do you say "I'm funny" to mean you have a good sense of humor?

    If so, is it okay to say "the comedian is really funny."

    Thank you!

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    Re: I'm funny

    "The comedian is really funny" is correct, it means they act comically, arousing or provoking laughter.

    Regards.

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    Re: I'm funny

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    Do you say "I'm funny" to mean you have a good sense of humor?
    No. It's not good manners to claim to be funny, even if you're hilarious. But you can have a good sense of humour without being funny anyway.
    "I'm funny" more often means "I'm strange", as in "I know it's a strange thing to do; I'm funny that way."

    If so, (It's not so, but I'll answer this anyway.) is it okay to say "the comedian is really funny."
    Yes it is.

    Thank you!

    OP
    No problems.

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    Re: I'm funny

    There are many people with a great sense of humor, who laugh easily and often, but who can't tell a joke to save their lives. They are definitely not funny. They defiitely do have a good sense of humor.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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