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What are some words that look and sound funny to you?

Asked by AshlynM (6561 points ) December 14th, 2012

This has probably been asked before, but I’ll start a new thread.

Shuttlecock and brouhaha have always sounded weird to me.

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Blackberry's avatar

Jabberwocky.

mazingerz88's avatar

Caboodle
Frodo Baggins
Hoopla
Crikey
Bra
Banana

Sunny2's avatar

platypus
supple
stoop
rufous
ladle

Symbeline's avatar

Defenestrate. Love that word. Also, the word pillow. It makes me think about pillows, and I like pillows. Soft!

Patton's avatar

Seattle.

jonsblond's avatar

Onomatopoeia.

makes me giggle every time I try to say it

mazingerz88's avatar

@Patton I wonder what Chief Seattle thought about his name…

zenvelo's avatar

Congregational – too many hard sounds.

Cacophonous @jonsblond that is onomatopoeic..

mrentropy's avatar

This could just be me, but sometimes perfectly ordinary and well known words can suddenly look and sound peculiar. Even simple ones like ‘dear’.

rojo's avatar

Coprolite
Plimsoll
Raggletaggle
Chippendale
Effeminate
Flatulent
Girdle
Grunt
Snot
Anything Welsh

zensky's avatar

Vagina has always sounded inappropraite as the definition for what it is.

Sounds more like an illness or disease.

One of the most popular words to hate when being interviewed by James Lipton is moist.
I agree.

newtscamander's avatar

Scrumptious
dictionary
chair
stomach would be my number 1…

Kardamom's avatar

Glockenspiel

Boomslang (a type of snake)

Cock a Leekie (Soup)

Crotch is one of the grossest sounding words in the world.

Snood

Grommet

Wretch

Nodule

Scrotum

Woo

Unbroken's avatar

Harumph
Persnickity
Gargantuan
Obsequious
Quiver
Flay
Corporeal
Racacous
But I agree with @mrentropy it changes.

AshLeigh's avatar

Squishy.

Ayesha's avatar

Whoopsi Daisies! :)
Really funny when someone says it. I’ve only come across one person who’s used it.

ucme's avatar

Krakatoa, sounds like someone just suffered an injury whilst kicking a blunt object such as a rock or maybe a tree stump.

Only138's avatar

CUNNINGLINGUS. Haw haw. :)

Unbroken's avatar

^I always thought it was similar to cunning or skilled linguist. Imagination fascination

AshlynM's avatar

Conundrum.
Quandary.
Testicle.
Ruckus.

Only138's avatar

@rosehips It is about being a cunning linguist. A master of many tongues. LOL

Unbroken's avatar

@Only138 Agreed. Appropriate.

Just like vagina is similar to angina which has become another symbol for love. The V is used to symbolize the pocket of feminity. The n is removed and put into the center of the penis for phallic object it is.

Or the heart symbol itself. The lower half a V the upper half boobs balls or bubble butts.

Certainly not from the shape of the physical heart.

I love words and symbols. So fun.

Symbeline's avatar

@Only138 Lol word games XD

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