Spanglish Mistakes: Fun vs. Funny

Here is your small cookie for the day. Do you know the difference between fun and funny?

Fun: Something or someone enjoyable.

It can be used as an adjective to describe enjoyable activities, objects or people:

The fair had attractions, music and lots of fun activities for the children.
She seems like a fun person to be around.

Or as a noun to describe the general concept of enjoyment:

I had a lot of fun at the party last night.
Have fun tonight!

Funny: Someone or something that makes you laugh.

Cat videos on YouTube are very funny to watch.
He thinks he is funny; he laughs at his own jokes.
The comedian was so funny, I almost pissed myself (sorry for the crudeness, but this is a common expression).

There is also an alternative use for ‘funny’. It is sometimes used informally as a synonym for ‘odd’, ‘weird’ or ‘strange’.

My stomach feels funny today, I must have eaten something bad last night.
Your eyes look funny, are you on drugs?
Something smells funny in the fridge.

What similar words do you get mixed up?

Cookie Chef

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