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    Confusing phrase

    Hey ! I am here to find a precise and detailed clarification about this statement. I have seen it many times before, yet I barely comprehend its meaning.
    "This is the funniest joke I have seen in a long time "
    What does in a long time imply in this sentence

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    Re: Confusing phrase

    Welcome to the forum, Syazain.

    We usually say '...the funniest joke I have heard...' or '...the funniest cartoon I have seen...'

    It's the same as 'for a long time'.

    'For a long time' is an indeterminate length of time since you last heard/saw such a funny joke/cartoon.

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    Please note that a better title would have been In a long time.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Confusing phrase

    There is no precise definition of "a long time" if that's what you were hoping for.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Confusing phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Syazain View Post
    What does in a long time imply in this sentence
    It's meaning is literal- it is many weeks/months, etc, since the person read a joke as funny as this.

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