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Is there an English word or phrase that describes a particular type of moment or thing that would make you laugh or enjoy?

For example,

Some people might think animals are funny, but it might be boring for you, because animals are not your ___.

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  • I don't think there is a specific word for 'things you find funny'. Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 7:22
  • not funny to you would be more typical, or there are many other ways of expressing this.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 7:32

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Is there an English word or phrase that describes a particular type of moment or thing that would make you laugh or enjoy?

For a single word for joy/pleasure we have

Delight (n.)

Something that gives great pleasure

Her performance was a delight M-W

COUNTABLE NOUN

You can refer to someone or something that gives you great pleasure or enjoyment as a delight.

The aircraft was a delight to fly. Collins

For a single word for certain types of enjoyment/humor we have (in AmE)

Hoot (n)

Something or someone amusing

The play is a real hoot. M-W

(If someone tells me that they found something a hoot, I would think it is more on the side of laugh-provoking than simply amusing.)

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There is the informal expression it's not (really) my/your thing ( with the variants not my bag, not my cup of tea). You hear that in adverts sometimes. Free dictionary defines it as:

Not something one particularly enjoys or is good at; it is not something that you really enjoy or are interested in:

  • If skiing's not your thing, Soldier Hollow also offers snowshoeing and a lift-served tubing hill, plus rental equipment. (Soldier Hollow)

You could also turn the sentence round and say:

because you are not a (big) fan of animals...

a fan of (someone or something)
Someone who strongly likes, appreciates, supports, or is interested in someone or something.

  • Sorry, but I'm not really a fan of Art Deco. (FreeDict)

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