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"I kid you not." What a man says, while displaying a condom, to lớn assure his future lover he is prepared lớn prevent pregnancy. –user27187 Oct 10 "12 at 8:01
I found a print reference of the phrase as early as 1948 in the International Stereotypers" and Electrotypers" Union Journal, Volume 43:

Boy!, Oh Boy! I said I asked for a headabịt when I volunteered for this job, & I kid you not when I repeat it.

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But it seems it was given a much wider audience as a phrase spoken several times by Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg in Herman Wouk"s 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Caine Mutiny:

That"s the Navy for you. Pass the buck and get a receipt. Act at discretion, hey? Well that"s exactly what I"m going to bởi vì, & I kid you not.


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This liên kết seems ambiguous about the origin, but seems to be popularized by TV show host Jaông chồng Parr

: : I KID YOU NOT - Catchphrase used by Jaông xã Paar. Paar, host of the Tonight Show from 1957 khổng lồ 1962, "invented the talk-show format as we know it: the ability to lớn sit down & make small talk big," said Merv Griffin. "Even youngsters sent to lớn bed before Mr. Paar came on parroted his jaunty catchphrase, "I kid you not." From "He invented late-night talk, then walked away," an article in the Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky., January 28, 2004.

Grammatically both your versions are correct - "kid you" và "kid with you"

Your wording of the question suggests someone is upmix about a joke you"ve sầu played on them, so it"s more comtháng lớn say

"Just kidding" rather than pose it as a question.


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I always thought this phrase originated from young goats. Young goats are called, kids. These creatures are very playful. A joke is playful & fun, as are kids. Hence, "kidding" equates khổng lồ the act of being playful.


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Google books shows that

I"m not kidding,

used in the same sense as it is in America today, appears in the British novel A Daughter of the Philistines by Leonard Merrick (1897) & in the British novel The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit (1906). All Jack Paar did was invert the word order to lớn get I kid you not.

Merriam-Webster says that kid (used in this way) is a transitive verb, so the correct American usage is

I"m kidding you.

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or

I"m not kidding.

Because the verb is transitive,

Can"t I kid with you.

would be incorrect because of the with (and it definitely sounds wrong lớn me). On the other hvà, you can say

Can"t I kid around with you.

According khổng lồ the other answers, the expression seems lớn have died out in Britain.


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Your two sentences would not sound correct in British man-city.net - they may be grammatically correct, but would not be used. In fact I can"t actually tell what they are supposed to mean.

You could kid someone - if you mean khổng lồ fool someone - but you would use the word "fool" as kid is not used that way.


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