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redmustang91 59M  
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12/6/2018 6:53 am

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funny words


Two Canadian researchers, seeking to determine what makes a word funny, had subjects rate the humor of nearly 5,000 words in a recent study.

They found that words dealing with sex, animals, swear words, partying, and yes, bodily functions are deemed funnier. But the pair also concluded it comes down to sound and incongruity: ‘we demonstrate that words are judged funnier if they are less common and have an improbable orthographic or phonological structure’. This structure often features oo and K sounds along with –le’s and double letters.

And the top-ten funniest words, as ranked by their participants? Upchuck, bubby, boff, wriggly, yaps, giggle, cooch, guffaw, puffball, and jiggly.

redmustang91 59M  
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12/6/2018 6:55 am

From Wordwatch of OED dictionary. I like jiggly, as in the song. Get jiggy with it. Cooch is also funny as is coochie mamma....


s2ndegree 59M  
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12/6/2018 4:19 pm

I always thought "yaps"was short for "Ya,I suppose."
Coochie coo is pidgin english.They also used boff
in the original batman T V show when taking on any
number of the staring nemesis' henchmen.

On a site like this sounds like splort and glurt
are very common!

Using more than all the road!


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