Someone I know says "I'm not being funny..." all the time, when about to moan at someone.

"I'm not being funny but..."

It's always followed by a rant of some sort, and I just think, why bother saying it? All that means is you ARE being funny (not haha funny) and you're also a bit of a grump.

It's really irritating.

Christine Blachford
Formula 1 Editor