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    How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    Hi guys,

    Have you heard of the expression "No Kidding!" ? How do you use it? How do you hear other using it? What does it mean?

    Am a native speaker but I have only come across it in a few countries. Please share how you understand it.


    THanks.

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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    I use it in three ways

    1. To confirm my sincerity. If I am a communicating something and I want to be sure the other person knows I am not lieing I will say "I'm serious, no kidding."

    2. To agree with someone. If somebody makes a comment that I agree with I wll say "yeah, no kidding". Meaning I know that is correct.

    3. To verify a persons sincerity. If they relate a story to me and I want be sure they are not pullling my leg I will say "No kidding?".
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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    Robgould,
    thanks for your reply.
    Would you have the same intonation in your voice for your Usage 3 as with Usages 1 and 2? Or would you have a questioning tone?

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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    different intonations, but it's kinda hard to describe.

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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    I say "no kidding" or any other in matter of factly way generally.

    There are other refrences to kidding I might use day to day

    kidding about
    your kidding me
    he is a kidder
    I am kidding you
    just kidding
    Hi kidder

    hmm cant think of anymore off hand

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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    I use it mentioning my friends band
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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    I usually end up using it as a reponse when someone uses a sentence with the word "really."... Usually a strong claim:

    Person A: That test was really awful!
    Person B: No kidding!

    Basically just to show strong agreement. That the person is not kidding or joking about it.

    When it's strong doubt, as in they may be kidding/joking

    "You gotta be kidding me!"
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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    In some ways it could also be used in a sarcastic/joking way.

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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips
    In some ways it could also be used in a sarcastic/joking way.
    that would be how i use it
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    Re: How do use the expression "No Kidding!" ?

    i prefer and exclusively use "hey look, a swan!"

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