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What are some words that make you laugh?

Asked by krose1223 (3244 points ) September 29th, 2008

I must admit there are a few words out there that I can’t help but giggle when I hear/say them. I’m curious what other peoples would be. The most random one for me is foam

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AstroChuck's avatar

I always kinda liked girdle.

Les's avatar

Fungible
Sprocket

richardhenry's avatar

It doesn’t make me laugh, but I absolutely love the feeling in the back of my throat when I say “the brittle glass crumbled and shattered.”

krose1223's avatar

haha yeah spoon is one for me too!

yannick's avatar

Slippage. Immature, I know, but say try and say it without smiling… =P

carvar03's avatar

pussyfootin. Lolligaging.

Harp's avatar

“Nucular”

shrubbery's avatar

Phenolphthalein.

Mr_M's avatar

Zamboni

sacaver's avatar

balderdash
poppycock

Mr_M's avatar

Lake TITICACA!!!

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

tinkle

chunk

nincompoop

deaddolly's avatar

fart
scallywag
poopsicle (yes, poop)
pickle

poofandmook's avatar

when my boyfriend was little when he’d get good and mad at someone, he’d call them a “fartcar dirtbag” and I get giggling every time I think of it.

MrItty's avatar

* discombobulated
* googol (not to be confused with Google)
* and in general, using contractions in perfectly valid but non-standard ways (“I’ve not” instead of “I haven’t”, for example)

SpatzieLover's avatar

Thingamajigger
Whatchamacallit

(my grandma had a knack for using these)

Celeste00's avatar

So, it’s not funny at all, but for some reason I’ve been meaning to giggle every time I hear the term: Cron job.

Unfortunately if you hang out with geeks, you’ll hear it often.

stratman37's avatar

well, since poop has already been taken, how about “inopportune anal seepage”? I know it’s a phrase, but the fact that it was actually on a bag of Olestra-ridden potato chips as a possible side effect is hilarious!

stratman37's avatar

also,
ballyhoo,
frakis
brouhaha
snorkle
hornswoggle
smegma
hoosegow
Discombobulate

yannick's avatar

As a follow up to bluemukaki’s, ‘winkie’.

scamp's avatar

poof and I had fun with these words yesterday at work:

distribution
braunschweiger
dishwasher
Luftwassa
LilPutian

poofandmook's avatar

don’t forget banjof***er.

scamp's avatar

oh yeah!

marinelife's avatar

tailgate

onomatopoeia

sesquipedalian

SpatzieLover's avatar

yankee
cracker
honky

stratman37's avatar

Bulbous
Haemoglobin
didgeridoo
perpinducular
goblin
Kumquat
giblets
Ointment
gob
curmudgeon
globular

El_Cadejo's avatar

SHENANIGANS

SpatzieLover's avatar

scuttlebutt

El_Cadejo's avatar

HORSE FEATHERS!!!

SpatzieLover's avatar

nincompoop

SpatzieLover's avatar

Poppycock

bluemukaki's avatar

Wagga Wagga

pathfinder's avatar

boody==this sound to me funy.

Tantigirl's avatar

I love the word grunge. It sounds so gravelly. I like gravelly too, it sounds so grungey….

Nimis's avatar

This thread just reminded me of one.
Sebum!

stratman37's avatar

epiglottis

El_Cadejo's avatar

euphyllia

Judi's avatar

emphisis in the icky

Tantigirl's avatar

I love smeg. Great word, encompasses so many things (you need to be a smeghead to understand that one). And that’s another one, encompasses, it sounds almost delicious to me, ooh another one, delicious, which then brings me to one of my most favourite words, lush, and then the last one, decadent.

Judi's avatar

kididdlehopper

Jeruba's avatar

I happen to have a collection. I think the very idea of funny words is funny, and I think that whatever makes us giggle at funny words comes very close to the heart of what’s good in our species. Here’s a sampling of specimens I’ve gathered:

affidavit
awkward
baffle
blob
bubble
cockamamie
dabble
dollop
fib
filibuster
flabbergasted
flibbertigibbet
flummox
hodgepodge
kumquat
muffin
mumps
noodle
nozzle
pablum
paddle
pickle
pollywog
puddle
puzzle
sassafras
slurp
snort
squeamish
squirm
squishy
subtle
waddle
wallow
whippersnapper
wimple

Tantigirl's avatar

Ooh, I rather like bunyip. Forgot to add that one.

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