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    Other ways of saying pulling someone's leg.

    Hi,

    What are some other ways of saying pulling someone's leg or tease? The intention is harmless. Any common slangs for it?

    Thanks a bunch.

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    Re: Other ways of saying pulling someone's leg.

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hi,Any common slangs for it?
    The noun 'slang' is uncountable. If you want a countable noun, use 'slang expression'. Incidentally 'pull someone's leg' is not slang; it's merely informal.

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    Re: Other ways of saying pulling someone's leg.

    Where I come from, you can say 'winding somebody up'.

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    Re: Other ways of saying pulling someone's leg.

    'He's having me on.'
    'You're taking the Mickey.'

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    Re: Other ways of saying pulling someone's leg.

    "Messing with someone" is a common variant of "pulling someone's leg" in California. Sometimes "messing" is a different word. Yes, that one.

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    Re: Other ways of saying pulling someone's leg.

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hi,

    What are some other ways of saying pulling someone's leg or teasing? The intention is harmless. Any common slang for it?

    Thanks a bunch.
    - Putting them on.
    - Having them on.
    - Messing with their heads.
    - Fooling with them.
    - Shucking and jiving.
    - Goofing on them.

    You're welcome!
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    Re: Other ways of saying pulling someone's leg.

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Almost forgot my favorite:

    - Selling woof tickets.

    (Regional variant: Selling wolf tickets.)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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