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    Fooling around? Horsing around? Kidding?

    What word or expression would you use if you had to describe a funny (childish?) behaviour, for instance, when someone cooking Italian food jokingly sings Neapolitan songs or speaks Italian, not properly, just to sound Italian, saying, out of place, all Italian words he knows, proper names included (Bellisimo! Chelentano! Pinnocchio! Bravo!, etc.)? What is he doing while cooking? Fooling around? Horsing around? Kidding? Something else?
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    Re: Fooling around? Horsing around? Kidding?

    "Mucking about" (BrE).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Fooling around? Horsing around? Kidding?

    American English: Goofing around, fooling around, being silly.

    (Horsing around is usually physical behavior.)
    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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    Re: Fooling around? Horsing around? Kidding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    American English: Goofing around, fooling around, being silly.

    (Horsing around is usually physical behavior.)
    Speaking Italian is a physical activity, too! Don't forget about their hands.
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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