Fabio Paolo Barbieri (fpb) wrote in linguaphiles,
Fabio Paolo Barbieri

I don't know whether this is the right community to post to, but I am posting as a foreigner seeking instruction on a couple of English (American?) idioms. The thing is, I keep finding some sentences that obviously are quotations, and that are supposed to be funny, but whose meaning and overtones I do not know. A couple that spring to mind are: "Are we having fun yet?" and "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!" The second especially seems to be meant as funny everywhere I see it, but I have no idea what is so amusing about it.

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