I have a problem with posting a tag under my post which says “funny” or “humorous”. I do find myself funny, I just… I don’t know. I have jokes and I carry sarcasm and irony in my sleeves. (You don’t want to know where I carry them at summer)
But… I can’t label myself funny. I can tag my post “amazing” or “beautiful” or “inspiring” but not “funny”. The truth is that I think you don’t get to label yourself funny, others do. That is why comedians don’t tell jokes to a mirror, they do it in front of an audience.

Speaking of comedians, I think that how you say something is as much important as what do you have to say. How they carry their body, gesture, mimic, laugh, how they talk is a part of a whole, making their comedy funny. (or not) Oh, and I love Ellen. I have a true feeling of love for a person I do not know. There is a legend that you can’t watch just one Ellen video. I’m starting to believe that is true. 🙂 To prove that I have a little something for you… 😉

Also there is a problem of different language. At first I think I wrote like a Customer Service on E-bay: “I made this. Thank you. You good people.” Ok, not the last one. I knew English as much as i do now, more than a half-year later, so why? I don’t know… It was all so new… and awkward… And I went for safe. I wrote. Plain. Sentences. Add to all that a problem of expressions. We say in Croatia for example; “His axe fell into honey” when someone gets really lucky, but that doesn’t mean anything at all in English. And vice versa. I still feel I can’t say what I want because of my lack of knowledge for slang, everyday speech or idioms.
But I got more and more comfortable with writing in English and with blogging in general, so I can now show more of my true self. 😀


p.s. I don’t know if it is correct to write: english or English

p.p.s. I realised few days ago I was using the wrong tense of a word choose on blog. I meant chose. In past tense. But, that is in so many of my posts… Ah.


Update: I fell for my own trap and watched Ellen stand-up comedy for two hours yesterday. Damn you Ellen!! I’m kidding. I love you. ❤


Author: ivyon

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4 thoughts on “Funny?”

  1. Gets not get’s by the way. And English not english. Although in español it would be inglés. If I could write in anything other than English these days it would be Spanish. Which is ironic because I never learned it at school and I am totally self-taught. We did French for five years (and I took it for a couple of years after for personal interest), Latin for four years, and the only other language on offer was German for two years for our exams at 15/16 (which I didn’t take). The British don’t go a bundle on learning other languages because everyone speaks English – you prove this!

    Nothing wrong with short plain sentences. As for axes in honey, I think we would normally say someone’s number came up. Or that when they fall into shit a pile of manure, they would come up smelling of roses.

    Also depends whether you want to speak (Brit) English or American English. I’ve noticed a few American bloggers write loose instead of lose for example, could be a typo or could be how they speak. No idea.

    I never label my posts as funny or humerous, although I should probably have labelled quite a few as sarcasm. Must remember that, thanks for the tip.


    1. Your comment made me laugh this morning (the last bit especially) 😀

      Thank you for the info, I started using English, not english because…I don’t know. It looked more “right” :mrgreen:

      I get you for the self-taught part, I didn’t learn Italian in school but payed for one year. The problem is, when you don’t use a language, well, you forget it. So, my Italian books are waiting for me to visit again… Poor things.

      p.s. You can correct me anytime and please do.

      1. Thanks Ivyon. A laugh in the morning is always good. I often get one from blogs or comments.

        Tell me about forgetting a language 😦 I went to French railway stations, opened my mouth, and out popped Spanish. All I wanted was un aller a Calais, but I ended up asking for an ida. Nightmare. They spoke to me in English. And this was the woman who would sit happily in Parisien bars chatting away in French.

        Be wary about accepting correction. I used some Spanish on a recent post and had two Spanish speakers telling me differently! Both pretty fluent in English, I ended up totally confused!

      2. Well I already have Google and my judgement, so you can correct me. That doesn’t mean I will take it. 😀 I will check if you’re right first – that is easy with English. I suppose it is not with other languages that aren’t so widely spread. And yes, languges get totally mixed up for e. Spanish, Portugese and Italian have many in common… That’s why I decided to stay focused on just one, or I’ll end up speaking three of them and none fluently and correctly.

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