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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Funny you should ask.

    Hi.I wonder what this sentence means()
    (Funny you should ask)

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    #2

    Re: Idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by puryaali View Post
    Hi. (Space after a full stop) I wonder what this sentence means. ()
    "Funny you should ask."
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my corrections above, marked in red.

    "Funny" here is similar to "It's a coincidence that ...". The whole sentence means "It is a coincidence that you have asked me that". The rest of the reply would explain why it is a coincidence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Idiom

    Bob: Are you and Karen going to stay together?
    Ted: Funny you should ask. I was just thinking about that.

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    #4

    Re: Funny you should ask.

    puryaali, I have changed your original thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

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

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    #5

    Re: Funny you should ask.

    Tarheel's elegant response absolutely nails it. I would just add that "funny you should ask" is mainly AmE. I don't think it is much heard in BrE.

    For learners "Funny you should ask" means "I was just thinking about that".
    Last edited by probus; 05-Feb-2016 at 05:35.

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    #6

    Re: Funny you should ask.

    It's frequently used in BrE, too. Link

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