If something is actually hilarious, then say that. Say it’s hilarious.
If it’s not truly hilarious, don’t say it’s “sort of hilarious.” This may be my new pet peeve, because I believe that “sort of hilarious” is something we already have a perfectly good word for: “funny.”
I’m all for synonyms and fancy turns of phrase.
Turn of phrases? Turns of phrases? Fuck it. Expressions.
I’m a fan of colorful expressions.
But “sort of hilarious” is lazy and it makes me angry.
It’s akin to “sort of pregnant” isn’t it?
It’s entirely possible I need to lay off the coffee a bit.