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    What's the difference here: Oh crazy! You are responsible for the Lexus website? V

    What's the difference here:

    Oh crazy! You are responsible for the Lexus website?

    VS

    Oh crazy! Are you responsible for the Lexus website?

    Are both okay?

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    Re: What's the difference here: Oh crazy! You are responsible for the Lexus website

    I am not a teacher.

    The first one is a rhetorical question. You know the person is responsible, or you just found that out, and you are surprised or amazed.

    The second one, on paper, is a real question aimed at eliciting a response. In a real situation, with the correct intonation, there could be no difference between the two.

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    Re: What's the difference here: Oh crazy! You are responsible for the Lexus website

    What on earth is "Oh crazy!" supposed to mean?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What's the difference here: Oh crazy! You are responsible for the Lexus website

    Surprise would be my guess.

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    Re: What's the difference here: Oh crazy! You are responsible for the Lexus website

    So it means something like "Oh, that's crazy!"? I thought "Oh" was a typo for "Oy" and that the speaker was trying to get the attention of someone they referred to as "crazy" to their face!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What's the difference here: Oh crazy! You are responsible for the Lexus website

    "Oy" is not used much in AmE.

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    Re: What's the difference here: Oh crazy! You are responsible for the Lexus website

    True but I didn't know where the quote was from so it wasn't necessarily AmE (I realise the OP is US-based).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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