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  • "humorous," 1756, from fun (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "strange, odd, causing perplexity" is by 1806, said to be originally U.S. Southern (marked as colloquial in Century Dictionary). The two senses of the word led to the retort question "funny ha-ha or funny peculiar," which is attested by 1916. Related: Funnier; funniest. Funny farm "mental hospital" is slang from 1962. Funny bone "elbow end of the humerus" (where the ulnar nerve passes relatively unprotected) is from 1826, so called for the tingling sensation when struck. Funny-man was originally (1854) a circus or stage clown.1756, 1806, 1826, 1854, 1916, 1962

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  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
  • Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be is the English glam rock band The Sweet's debut album, released in November 1971 on RCA Records in the UK. The album contained two singles which were hits in the UK: "Funny Funny" and "Co-Co". In the United States, only "Co-Co" dented the chart, reaching No. 99 in October.
  • Funny Face (soundtrack) Funny Face is the soundtrack to the 1957 film of the same name, with music by George Gershwin, from his Broadway musical Funny Face (1927), and new songs composed by the film's producer Roger Edens,.
  • It's Funny to Everyone but Me "It's Funny to Everyone but Me" is a song with words and music written by Jack Lawrence in 1939. It was recorded by The Ink Spots on May 17, 1939.

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