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Are You Joking Me?

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rockchick78 Wed 15-Jun-16 00:59:37

Are you joking me?

For some reason this phrase pisses me off!

Are you kidding me? - Makes sense
Are you joking? - Makes sense

Is it just me that this annoys?!

Rumpelstiltskin143 Wed 15-Jun-16 01:03:50

Goes along with recommend me a ......

Rumpelstiltskin143 Wed 15-Jun-16 01:05:02

And people that done things.

EverySongbirdSays Wed 15-Jun-16 01:29:53

Can you/anyone borrow me a?

I'm itching myself

and the latest heinous americanism

"It's so addicting"

Are you shitting me?

is another

and see also wrong contextual use of "Is it?" which happened last lunch out I had several times

echt Wed 15-Jun-16 01:33:14

What do you think to this dress?

It's of/about this dress.

Mummyme1987 Wed 15-Jun-16 01:53:57

I hate
My bad

MadisonAvenue Wed 15-Jun-16 02:05:12

"My bad" annoys me too. I always think "Your bad what???"

Stupid idiot is another.

LauderSyme Wed 15-Jun-16 02:14:25

Yep, with you OP, though not as far as pissed off. It makes me wince.
I don't know if it's actually grammatically incorrect but it sounds like it should be.

charlestonchaplin Wed 15-Jun-16 02:28:26

I first heard the phrase, 'Are you joking me?' on an ad, and I assumed the ad was the origin of the phrase. It featured an older woman from the Indian subcontinent singing the praises of her son who she thought was quite a catch. Then something annoyed her, it might have been something to do with the type of rice he cooked and she uttered the phrase.

So I think it was meant to refer (in a jokey way) to the sometimes clumsy English of a non-native speaker. And I think when people originally used it they were also using it in a jokey way, fully realising it isn't proper English.

charlestonchaplin Wed 15-Jun-16 02:35:03

I found the advert by googling. It was about rice, but the mother (who is younger than I remember) actually seems to say, 'You are joking me?'

mellicauli Wed 15-Jun-16 02:42:30

I love it. I used to hear it all the time when I lived in Ireland. It's one of those phrases you wouldn't hear in London. It's assertive, cynical and funny - far too direct for use over here. Let's not all talk the same.. It's boring.

icanteven Wed 15-Jun-16 08:24:46

Commonly said in Ireland. It's probably from an Irish-language construction that has passed over into English, like a number of phrases in Ireland ("the car broke down on me"), but I haven't had my coffee yet, so I can't crank my dim memories of Irish into action sufficiently to work it out just yet.

blueskyinmarch Wed 15-Jun-16 08:28:00

Whats wrong with pissed off? People have been saying that round these parts for about a milion years may be exaggerating-.

echt Wed 15-Jun-16 12:36:54

"I get the rage" has rolled over me for some time on MN.

Now I get the rage when I read "I get the rage".

myownprivateidaho Wed 15-Jun-16 12:40:58

Oh yeah, I don't mind any of the ones mentioned up thread, but "the rage" really annoys me. Sounds so twee and contrived to me. The other ones just sound like colloquialisms, but "the rage" is like some kind of coy, smug attempt at humour. Ugh.

WorraLiberty Wed 15-Jun-16 12:41:22

"You suit that dress"

No, surely the dress suits you? confused

PPie10 Wed 15-Jun-16 12:42:11

Sounds uneducated and annoying. Yanbu.

TheNaze73 Wed 15-Jun-16 12:43:11

YANBU. It sounds moronic

LuckySantangelo1 Wed 15-Jun-16 12:44:07

People who are raging! I was raging! I read that a lot on here. Never in real life.

I will stick up for 'my bad'! It's a 90s Buffy-ism and I like it grin

MaisieDotes Wed 15-Jun-16 12:44:30

I'm Irish and "are you joking me?" is a normal, everyday phrase.

I'm educated to postgrad level- just FYI PPie smile

MaisieDotes Wed 15-Jun-16 12:46:17

Oh and more lovely, eloquent input from TheNaze.

Caffeinator Wed 15-Jun-16 12:47:32

"How are you?"

"I'm good".

I was asking how you were feeling, not enquiring about your moral fibre.

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 15-Jun-16 12:48:15

Yanbu, it drives me mad.

MsWorthington Wed 15-Jun-16 12:51:11

"I forgot it at home."

No you didn't. You either left it at home or you forgot to bring it, I forgot it at home makes no grammatical sense.

scampimom Wed 15-Jun-16 12:51:20

People who order in a cafe with, "Can I get a...?"

HAVE, you fools, it's HAVE.

Hanging's too good for 'em.

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