Maybe Mr Furlong and I are just getting grumpy. I think I SEEM more grumpy than Mr Furlong because I write. Mr Furlong THINKS his grumps to himself.
Today I am wondering why does everyone have to have FUN?
Churches are dying out because they are not fun. (Sunday Morning Live BBC) Children’s programs emphasise fun, fun fun (BBC’s kids channels) School must be fun. Teachers must be fun factories. Learning must be fun.
We are living at a time where the word fun is used when we might mean stimulating, exciting, profound, challenging, delightful, interesting, engaging, curious, intriguing, engrossing, compelling, stirring, fascinating or a thousand other words.
Fun is a superficial word. A thin word – too light hearted, too general. Fun is a diversion. Oh – so MUCH fun everywhere! The word fun could mean all sorts of things, it is not precise – it tells us nothing – really.
enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure.“the children were having fun in the play area”
synoyms: pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment, amusement, excitement, gratification;jollification, merrymaking;leisure, relaxation, relief, respite, rest, refreshment;recreation, diversion, distraction;good time, great time;informalR and R (rest and recreation), living it up, junketing, a ball, whoopee, beer and skittles“I joined in with the fun”merriment, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheer, joy, jollity, joviality, jocularity, high spirits, gaiety, mirth, mirthfulness, laughter, hilarity, glee, gladness, light-heartedness, levity;vivacity, liveliness, exuberance, ebullience, buoyancy, perkiness, zest, sunniness, brightness, enthusiasm, vibrancy, vividness, vitality, energy, vigour, vim;datedsport“he plays the role with an infectious sense of fun” antonyms: boredom, misery