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Funny Words

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Against Will, Apr 7, 2005.


  1. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    What words do you think sound funny, just in and of themselves.

    I was wondering this, wondering if it was a universal thing, or maybe an individual/cultural one.

    I think words like 'cheese', 'vassal' and 'serendipity' are funny sounding.

    My friends thought that 'moist', 'moisturize' and 'cloister' were funny/pervy.

    I e-mailed a friend of mine whose French and asked what words in French and English she thought were funny; she said:

    In French: 'mouillé' & 'chafouin'

    In English: 'crap', 'muff' (and any suffixes to it, muffins, muffled, etc.) and 'between'

    She's a phonologist and gave me a theory on this, but I'm interested in what people here think.
     
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I laugh when I hear the word beefalo.

    -Mike
     
  3. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Marklatimour-likeswomen
     
  5. HiFi

    HiFi

    Apr 20, 2002
    Anaheim, CA
    Stroganoff, as in beef.
     
  6. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    [Beavis]

    poop!

    [/Beavis]

    The way Beavis says it really makes it funny.
     
  7. The word "boobs" provided countless hours of entertainment to me in high school...
     
  8. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Guilty.
     
  9. DougP

    DougP

    Sep 4, 2001
  10. uglycicles

    uglycicles Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Southwest Chicago
  11. Zirc

    Zirc

    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Trite

    Only because it relates to my AP English teacher asking the class if anyone knew what trite meant. Then Wade answered "Doesn't it mean small and useless?" So the teacher just kind of smirks and does this little small chuckle and he didn't even have to say anything because Wade picked up on it and replied sadly "Yes, like my penis."
     
  12. What do you mean "provided?" It still does! Especially when it's said by a female. I don't know why.

    To add to the list: DOODIE!
     
  13. I-Love-Ratm

    I-Love-Ratm

    Feb 24, 2003
    Babies always makes me smile.Don't know why.
     
  14. fatbassjazzer

    fatbassjazzer

    Feb 27, 2004
    ATL
    spatula and gazebo are funny.
     
  15. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
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    mucklucks
     
  16. fatbassjazzer

    fatbassjazzer

    Feb 27, 2004
    ATL
    See that lady over there?
    ...Yeah
    What kind of hair style does she have?
    Well I guess you'd call that a Bulbous Bouffant.

    Blubber blubber blubber
     

  17. And I just laugh silly every time I'm at the airport and see the "Duty Free"

    Do they sell stuff that doesn't have doodie (duty) in it :D
     
  18. Timbo

    Timbo

    Jun 14, 2004
    Aye I'm guilty too.

    Eh - Funny.. Canadians.. Funny people
    Woot - Funny because I know people who say it in real life.
     
  19. Of course, now, I'm going to think about that every time I even enter an airport...;)

    Another one I thought of: Smock