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Thursday, March 24, 2011

funny or not funny or fun or not fun?

a few years ago i had the pleasure of working with two guys from sweden.  they were awesome and i miss them both dearly.  the first guy from sweden was huge.  about seven foot tall and unbelievably just large.  he spoke pretty good english but had a very difficult time understanding one concept:

what is the difference between "fun" and "funny"?

i gave him examples using personalities around the office.  dave is fun, but never funny.  bob is funny, but never fun.  erica is fun AND funny twenty-fo' seven!

he totally got it.

with one of my guys just getting back from sweden this weekend, i thought over what has been fun and funny lately.  or.... neither fun nor funny...

funny: ethan learning the difference between being fortunate and unfortunate.  for example, telling me he was fortunate because i "borned" him then telling me he was unfortunate because i also "borned" him some sisters.  ethan then saying "fortunately i drank a glass of water today.  unfortunately it was empty." 

not funny: having to wake up my daughter in the morning and take her on an hour drive to richmond for dental work.  also not funny is ignoring her pleas for both food and liquid in the morning the entire way down there

fun: watching my son consume eight pieces of pizza, two pieces of stromboli, four brownies, two apple strudels, and two large pieces of monkey bread, chased by an full bowl of chicken noodle soup. {just like his uncle cliffy would do back in the day}

not fun: coming home to your son telling you he's going to barf. {seriously.}

funny: mom's face.

not funny:  said barf.  or the gigantic toot he let out in an effort to make him feel better.

there really is a difference between fun and funny and they don't always go hand-in-hand.  don't you agree?  

1 comment:

  1. I'd have to disagree, I bet that toot was pretty effin' funny!