Funny Words

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by ThankQ, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. ThankQ

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    So I saw this cutie


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    and it got me seeing and saying the word "toast" over and over again until it looks and sounds so funny.

    I think most people get this feeling from time to time. What are some words that seem silly to you after repetition?
     
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  2. Kai "the spy"

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    Lemon curry?!?
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I have a friend who thinks "elbow" is hilarious, and "sip" disgusts her. So, of course, we always try to find a way to work "sip" into the conversation. "hey, do you wanna SIP of this Cheerwine?"
     
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  5. Ar-Pharazon

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  6. Refuge

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    *Similarly*. I can't say that word even once out loud without stuffing up. I end up saying similarirly or similararily.

    In similar fashion I have issues with the word *mural*. I hear the word Muriel coming out of my mouth.

    However that isn't answering the thread :lol:
     
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  7. Mr Soak

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    Your terrible, mural ;)

    I know I’ve come across words that I overthought, and it lost all meaning. I can’t think of any at the moment, though.
     
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  8. TribbleFeeder

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  9. Ar-Pharazon

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    Millicent. Is it a name? Is it 1/1000 of a cent?
     
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  10. Mojochi

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    Try pluralizing toast. Any word ending in st gets goofy pluralized, like breasts. It gets even worse when you read a pluralized one that's also possessive, as in the "That's the artists' entrance" I hear some people say those words as "artistses"

    The word admiral is just a mess of soft consonants, that turn to mush at the end of your face... as in "Ad-Merle". The only guy I've ever heard say it like it has inflection is Ricardo Montalban… Add-Meer-LL, & I'd sound like a lunatic if I said it like that. Thankfully it doesn't come up much. lol

    This seems like a good place to point out that there are words that rhyme with orange. Phalange & flange & depending on your accent, mélange :lol:
     
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  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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    If "socks" is the plural of the word sock, are individual members of the Red Sox or White Sox properly referred to as a Red Sock or White Sock?

    Also, and this doesn't really have anything to do with funny words but I just have to vent anyway, why the HELL don't newspaper headlines use the words "Is" or "Are"? :confused:
     
  12. Ar-Pharazon

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    The Cincinatti Red(Stocking)s and Chicago White Sox (Stockings) both started off with slightly different names.
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Talk about funny words...one of the teams in the Mets' minor league system is called the (Binghamton) Rumble Ponies. :guffaw:
     
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  14. Gary Mitchell

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    Is that like a urinal for moms? :rofl:
    You know what would be cool? If someone who is about to have a baby Googles something and stumbles across this thread? They see Murinal and decide it would be a good name for their child. You could be responsible for a whole generation of Murinals.


    What I want to know is why cupboard is the way it is but clipboard is pronounced clip-board and not clipberd?
     
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  15. Random_Spock

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    What the heck are Rumble Ponies? :guffaw:
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Hell if I know...

    It's like USC and the Gamecocks. Dafuq is a Gamecock? :confused:
     
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  17. TribbleFeeder

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    It could also be slang for when you see someone urinating on a mural :crazy:

    I live in the mural capital apparently, Philly is known for its murals...also for public urination.
     
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  18. Kai "the spy"

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    Maybe there's pro wrestling in the MLP-verse?!
     
  19. Avro Arrow

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    Presumably they are ponies... who are indeed ready to rumble! ;)

    That one is actually a real word.

    You must have the most unusual tourism advertisements ever! :lol:
     
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  20. Gary Mitchell

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    Well, that's something to be known for. Has anyone done a mural of public urination? There's a Mexican restaurant near me where the side of the urinal in the restroom has a mural of a guy peeing.
     
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