Date: Sun, 3 Dec 1995 13:05:29 -0500
From: Benjamin Barrett Gogaku[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GNN.COM
Subject: Re: So fun
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 17:08:52 -0800
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
A colleague just asked me whether I'd ever heard the expression "so fun".
It sounds odd to me, and I THINK I'd say "such fun" or "so much fun", but
I'm not 100% sure that I might not have said "so fun" experimentally as a
kid, or that I have never heard anyone else say it. I can't quite get to
the bottom of my own usage grammatically, since I'm pretty sure that when
I say "It was fun", I'm thinking fun(adj.) and not fun(noun), and if this
is the case, the adverb "so" would be appropriate, not the adjectivess
"such" or "so much".
I use "so fun" all the time. I believe "fun" is considered an adjective
only colloquially, but that is the way I use it all the time. The thing I
object to is adding -er and -est for comparative and superlative use. I
occasionally hear it, but "more/most fun" are the only funs for me.
yoroshiku from the W. Coast