I kid you not in a sentence


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"I kid you not." What a man says, while displaying a condom, khổng lồ assure his future lover he is prepared to prevent pregnancy. –user27187 Oct 10 "12 at 8:01
I found a print reference of the phrase as early as 1948 in the International Stereotypers" and Electrotypers" Union Journal, Volume 43:

Boy!, Oh Boy! I said I asked for a headađậy when I volunteered for this job, và I kid you not when I repeat it.

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But it seems it was given a much wider audience as a phrase spoken several times by Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg in Herman Wouk"s 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Caine Mutiny:

That"s the Navy for you. Pass the buông chồng & get a receipt. Act at discretion, hey? Well that"s exactly what I"m going to lớn bởi, và I kid you not.


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This liên kết seems ambiguous about the origin, but seems to lớn be popularized by TV show host Jaông xã Parr

: : I KID YOU NOT - Catchphrase used by Jack Paar. Paar, host of the Tonight Show from 1957 lớn 1962, "invented the talk-show format as we know it: the ability to sit down và make small talk big," said Merv Griffin. "Even youngsters sent to lớn bed before Mr. Paar came on parroted his jaunty catchphrase, "I kid you not." From "He invented late-night talk, then walked away," an article in the Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky., January 28, 2004.

Grammatically both your versions are correct - "kid you" & "kid with you"

Your wording of the question suggests someone is upmix about a joke you"ve sầu played on them, so it"s more comtháng khổng lồ say

"Just kidding" rather than pose it as a question.


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answered Aquảng bá 6 "11 at 11:24
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I always thought this phrase originated from young goats. Young goats are called, kids. These creatures are very playful. A joke is playful & fun, as are kids. Hence, "kidding" equates to lớn the act of being playful.


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answered Aquảng bá 8 "11 at 5:54
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Google books shows that

I"m not kidding,

used in the same sense as it is in America today, appears in the British novel A Daughter of the Philistines by Leonard Merriông chồng (1897) and in the British novel The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit (1906). All Jaông chồng Paar did was invert the word order khổng lồ get I kid you not.

Merriam-Webster says that kid (used in this way) is a transitive verb, so the correct American usage is

I"m kidding you.

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or

I"m not kidding.

Because the verb is transitive,

Can"t I kid with you.

would be incorrect because of the with (and it definitely sounds wrong lớn me). On the other h&, you can say

Can"t I kid around with you.

According to the other answers, the expression seems to lớn have died out in Britain.


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Your two sentences would not sound correct in British realchampionshipwrestling.com - they may be grammatically correct, but would not be used. In fact I can"t actually tell what they are supposed khổng lồ mean.

You could kid someone - if you mean khổng lồ fool someone - but you would use the word "fool" as kid is not used that way.


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answered Aquảng cáo 6 "11 at 13:00
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