Robin
kill = make someone laugh to express your words made me laugh a lot just now can I say: your words killed me? does it make sense? Thank you!
Jul 5, 2015 4:08 PM
Answers · 6
"Kill" has quite a few meanings in colloquial English. As Ruthi has said, it can be in reply to a joke. It can both be positive and negative. "You kill me" can be said in response to a good joke, or to a bad one - "you're killing me man..." It comes out a bit sarcastic, a bit sardonic. It's also seen to be used in forms like "killer" - "What a killer question", meaning "what a great question". "That's killer!" - "That's awesome!"
July 5, 2015
I remember saying things like: he absolutely killed me! (he was so funny I nearly died laughing). And as it is often people's WORDS that are funny, I suppose you could say, "His/your words killed me." I don't see why not. Often I start the sentence with: "It absolutely killed me when.... (he fell off his bike into a puddle/etc.)
July 5, 2015
Not exactly like that. But we can, in slang say "Oh, you kill me" after someone says something funny. It is quite common.
July 5, 2015
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
Robin
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Japanese
Learning Language
English, French, Japanese