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.