Please forward this error screen to educational fun. Please forward this error screen to 209. This article is about the term. Fun is the enjoyment of pleasure, particularly in leisure activities.
It is an enjoyable distraction, diverting the mind and body from any serious task or contributing an extra dimension to it. The word “fun” is associated with sports, entertaining media, high merriment, and amusement. Its meaning in 1727 was “cheat, trick, hoax”, a meaning still retained in the phrase “to make fun of”. The landlady was going to reply, but was prevented by the peace-making sergeant, sorely to the displeasure of Partridge, who was a great lover of what is called fun, and a great promoter of those harmless quarrels which tend rather to the production of comical than tragical incidents. The way the word “fun” is used demonstrates its distinctive elusiveness and happiness. Expressions such as “I was making fun of myself” convey the sense that fun is something that can be amusing and not to be taken seriously. The adjective “funny” has two meanings which often need to be clarified between a speaker and listener.
Fun’s evanescence can be seen when an activity regarded as fun becomes goal-oriented. Many physical activities and individual sports are regarded as fun until the participant seeks to win a competition, at which point, much of the fun may disappear as the individual’s focus tightens. The pleasure of fun can be seen by the numerous efforts to harness its positive associations. For example, there are many books on serious subjects, about skills such as music, mathematics and languages, normally quite difficult to master, which have “fun” added to the title. Many physical activities provide opportunities to play and have fun.