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Justforlaughs Thu 22-Aug-13 18:56:34

So is "funner" a word? My DCs think so. I insist that it should be "more fun" but if I am right now how long before THEY are?

StickEmUp Thu 22-Aug-13 18:57:39

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CaptainJamesTKirk Thu 22-Aug-13 18:58:44

My 3 year old says funner, always makes me smile.

Justforlaughs Thu 22-Aug-13 19:00:17

I'd smile if they were 3 Captain, they are between 12 and 20!

Salmotrutta Thu 22-Aug-13 19:05:49

This drives me barmy!

I've had one or two pupils who say things like "I wish school was funner"

I'm tempted to reply; "Yeah? And I wish I had pupils who were articulater!" hmm

AnneUulmelmahay Thu 22-Aug-13 19:37:33

Love funner. OP you have embiggened my vocabulary.

<legs it>

YoungBritishPissArtist Thu 22-Aug-13 19:42:20

I've only ever heard it in Legally Blonde.

"OMG! It'll be like last summer! But, like, way funner!" Or something.

Feminine Thu 22-Aug-13 19:45:39

It exists in Teen world , and in America!

That is where mine decided it worked.grin

Salmotrutta Thu 22-Aug-13 19:48:15

Yes, but Americans say things like "I dove into the pool" or "I snuck away"


<peers over pince-nez>

Sanctimummy Thu 22-Aug-13 19:49:11

I wish school was funner??? OMG.. from a 3 year old acceptable of course but still needs corrected.

As annoying as this?

I won him.

NO! You BEAT him, or you won.


sixlostmonkeys Thu 22-Aug-13 19:52:41

What ever you do, don't go out to buy a nokia smile

TerraNotSoFirma Thu 22-Aug-13 19:58:29

I was once told that I was "much more funner" than my our little 6 year old cousin.
So it is a word now smile

Salmotrutta Thu 22-Aug-13 19:59:50

"I won him"??

Not heard that... Yet.

It's on a par with one of my other pet hates: saying something is on "the floor" when it is outside angry

It is on the ground if it is outdoors. Floors are inside buildings.


nancerama Thu 22-Aug-13 20:08:08

Funnerer, surely wink

Feminine Thu 22-Aug-13 20:12:29

sal I use "snuck"

Must have got it from DH. Yes, I'll blame him I think! grin

Salmotrutta Thu 22-Aug-13 20:18:15



littlewhitebag Thu 22-Aug-13 20:47:04

Yes - it's funnerer quite obviously.

Fun, funner, funnerer. That's how it goes.

Lweji Thu 22-Aug-13 20:50:12

And funnest

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Thu 22-Aug-13 20:51:45


Much more - leave it at that. Harder - leave it at that. Together: NEVER!


The other one DS uses: "It was so fun." NO NO NO NO NO!!! It was so MUCH fun.

Is English actually taught in schools nowadays?

(PS all grammatical and spelling errors in this post are intended in an ultra cool kind of ironic way. Innit!)

Salmotrutta Thu 22-Aug-13 21:29:08

Don't Americans also use "darling" as an adjective? shock

"Oh that baby/dress/house is soooo darling"

<runs away screaming>

Feminine Thu 22-Aug-13 21:56:49

sal yes, they do.

It took me ages to get that. grin

RavenVonChaos Thu 22-Aug-13 22:02:54

Ok my dd age 8 still says things like "putted" not as in golf but as in put. Stood becomes "steaded", hurt becomes hurted. Aaaarrgghh I keep pulling her up. My family and I all look at each other open mouthed? When will she stop speaking like a toddler? Next she will be asking for cutted up pear Ffs confused

diamond211 Thu 22-Aug-13 22:36:35

We still laugh at our daughter who told us about the time she 'sprant' all the way round the running track smile

InsultingBadger Thu 22-Aug-13 22:49:16

I said 'badder' today... What a prat blush

gallicgirl Thu 22-Aug-13 22:51:39

I think Apple use funner too.

It is very wrong and an excellent reason to avoid them.

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