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What words tickle your funny bone? #890061 04/15/15 07:34 PM
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I was talking with a friend of mine and somehow we got on the subject of funny words. The first one I heard that made me laugh so hard I had to leave the classroom was the word feasible. My sewing teacher said that when I was in eight grade. Don't know why it tickled my funny bone so much.

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I described something as "iffy" and some of my 14-year-old students who'd never heard that before, thought it was hilarious. And then started finding ways to ways to work it into answers and questions themselves, which inexplicably delighted the class.


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That's always fun to find your student's funny bones, it's a good way to help them learn. I found that some of my most memorable learning moments were tied to laughter.

I also had a computer teacher in college years ago that was trying to tell the class about things that bothered him and instead of saying pet peeve he said pet pea.

Again, I lost it and had to excuse myself from the class. He explained to me later that that was the way they said it where he came from. I apologized, but he said there was no need. smile

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When you wrote that post I came here but could not think of any words that makes me laugh. Yesterday during my shower I was thinking of a few things and after starting to think about Bella Online I thought about this post then remembered a word that always makes me laugh.

Fragile. It's all because of the movie A Christmas Story. Anyone who has seen that movie will understand why that word makes me laugh. Since seeing it when I was young everytime I hear or read or write that word I laugh and say it like the actor does.

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The first time I heard "google" I was like what???? HA HA. I love that word.


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Another one of mine was Yahoo!

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I know it's a bit esoterically astronomical, but when I first came across the word "syzygy" I thought it was so funny. Typing it is hard enough, but try writing it out with all those letters that drop below the line . . . very amusing. It means astronomical bodies in alignment, but I still think it's a very funny word. I finally wrote a whole article about it, as I just couldn't resist the word. (It'd also be worth 25 points - even with no premium squares - in Scrabble.)


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That is a funny word Mona! I'll bet writing about it was fun as all get out. It's amazing to me the emotions that words evoke. I haven't played Scrabble in years. Time to break out the Scrabble board!

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mugwomp (sp?), squat, hummus


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ransack, clapation (Wendy Williams says this instead of 'applause'), hunyock (sp?), peruse


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Bumfuzzle. Cattywampus.

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Originally Posted By daisybun
mugwomp (sp?), squat, hummus


Mugwump has its own Wikipedia entry, daisy. Check it out! It's not a word I use, but I have come across it before. I think the British equivalent might be "numpty", which I hear used a lot; but I don't use that either.

A word that makes my wife and me smile is "supposably", and we often use it between ourselves. We came across it in an episode of "Friends", when Chandler told Joey he would never go out with a girl who said "supposably". It was Joey's delayed reaction to the word that tickled our fancy, and still does. (I've just found the one-minute clip on YouTube, if anybody's interested. Just search for "Joey Friends supposably".)

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"Supposably would drive me nuts! haha! There is a man here in this little bitty town I live in that says, "All of a suddenly" - <---- that makes me crazy too.


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A friend of ours from many years ago used to say "six of one and a dozen of the other". My wife and I still use that one, too - being careful not to let anybody else hear us!

I love "all of a suddenly". Is it OK if I adopt it?

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My mom does too. She's from a small town in IA.

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I love the word "penguin".
As a writer, I am waiting for the day I can write a story with these lines:
It was early evening when Gwen and I arrived at the library. I could hardly wait to sign my name to the list and win the million dollars. I raced to the counter, reached into my pocket only to stumble away in horror. "I can't find my lucky pen, Gwen," I whispered.


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lol

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SOUP

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOP

For whatever reason, it makes me laugh.

Also, 'p' words - particularly 'plethora'


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Plethora! That is a great one, Korie.


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Yes, it's in the dictionaries!

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Hi Michelle. I thought for a minute there you were going to write: I raced to the counter, reached into my pocket only to stumble away in horror. "I can't find my lucky penguin, Gwen," I whispered.

hehe...

Here's an interesting factoid about the word Pumpernickel.
Pumpern in German means to break wind and nickel means demon so...pumpernickel is farting demon. I guess Pumpernickel probably sells better than farting demon bread. lol

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OMG Jana! rotfl

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I LOVE IT!!! Oh my! I will never look at Pumpernickel in the bread aisle the same way again!


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Me neither. I'll have a hard time not passing that on to those that work in the bakery. LOL

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This is so funny! I love pumpernickel bagels. I used to buy the heck out of them when I recently lived in NY. I can't find them in Cali....maybe I shouldn't...but they are so good toasted!

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It's amazing what you find when you research an article. Pumpernickel is good for sure. Not sure why you can't find them in Cali...hmmmm

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Arugula. Not only does it make the most amazing salad ever, I just LOVE to say it out loud!


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Mine are words like
Eureka!
Jiggly!
Molecules!

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I find word "meme" interesting initially I thought this is not a word but later on find that it exists. :)

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Funny word for me was yahoo

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I love the word syzygy. It looks funny and it kind of tickles my mouth to say it. SIZ-i-gee

It's used in astronomy to mean any three or more bodies lined up. For example a solar eclipse is a syzygy - the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are aligned.


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My favorite word to say is serendipity. The "dipity" part is what gets me.

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The word 'doodlesack' always makes me smile. (It's another word for a bagpipe.)

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Love Dudelsack too Joy, it is German and oddly enough a popular fun instrument here. laugh

One of my favorite words is Gemütlich, which means something like "cosy", describing an atmosphere, feeling etc.


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Hi Guys!
I love the word cattywampus. When my dogs jump up on my bed or the sofa, I am always saying to them "Don't make the blankets all cattywampus!"


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Here is one: Caterwaul

To wail harshly and loudly
To utter a shrill shriek, like that of a cat

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Who loves the Harry Potter stories? Who would have guessed that

dumbledore

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n – A bumblebee. A blundering person.

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Messy, wordy jargon

Incomprehensible gibberish

Confusing legal or bureaucratic language

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Here is a lulu

Schwellenangst
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Anxiety pertaining to a new adventure
The fear of trying new things

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and another:


Syzygy
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1 The arrangement of three celestial bodies in a straight line
2 The metaphorical alignment of two people, ideas, or events

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