I’m a bit astonished about this special use of should:
- (It’s) funny you should say that.
What explanation is there for using should in that expression?
I think there would be no diﬀerence in sense if it were rewritten without that should, as in:
- Funny that you say that.
Is the second variant, the one without the should before say, also used?
If this second variant without should does actually exist, then does it always mean the same thing as the should version means or can the hypothetical second variant ever mean something slightly diﬀerent?