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    What's a Funny Word?

    I reckon 'poo' is making a comeback. Simple, sounds funny and crude - does the job perfectly.

    As with everything I do, I'm going to tell you the story behind this. Last night at work, I went to the toilet and it smelt quite odd - not unusual for a lavatory, I know; but the smell was not your usual crop of festering faeces and that dank urine odour - it was Chinese food. Now I'm really starting to question Chinese food... or maybe it was just because there's a Chinese restaurant downstairs. Who knows? All I know is that I started thinking about the word 'poo' and began laughing hysterically.

    I also opine that 'gherkin' is a funny word.
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    What a magnificent thread. I have always found bucket to be a very funny word, I'm not totally sure why. And several body parts have funny names (do they count as words?) such as bladder and spleen.

    Cheese is another classic. As is waddle. And poodle. And goose. In fact a lot of words with double letters in them are funny. Wonder if there's any connection between having a double letter and being funny?

    Definitely agree with poo though. Great word it is.

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    Wow Ed, great post! Loads of good 'uns in there. Popsicle is another one for me.

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    goose...or even the plural form...gooses


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    Oh!! I was watching Along Came Polly the other day, and I have to say that 'shart' is probably the funniest. Word. Ever.

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    Yes! Shart is brilliant.

    You know how heaps of words ending in -us have the plural -i, like octopus/octopi, cactus/cacti, etc? Well, shouldn't bus then have the plural bi?

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    Pimple and lollypop are weird words.

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    Poo, gherkin, spleen, goose, all words that could make me crack up. ESPECIALLY spleen.

    "Scrotum" is also sickly funny...
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    Cockroach has always been a killer for our family because a Great Uncle pronounces it "****-a-roach". Funny.
    Also my dad always makes fun of me and calls D Martyn "Dame-Dame", which sounds hilarious imo.

    Edit- LOOOL! Its blanked out part of the funny word, but you get the idea..

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    Haha, I just said c0ck-a-roach, it is indeed up there amongst the greats.

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    Willy has to be a funny word for *****.. makes me laugh everytime..
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    Gorgonzola.

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    "Pants" is a funny word, as are "knickers", "knockers" & "knackers". My personal fav tho is "Uranus", although annoyingly most astronomers now pronounce it as "Ur-ran-us" instead of "Your-anus", which has been hysterical to schoolchildren for so many years. I think this sad change can be traced to the spacecraft that was sent there in the 80s; they were too embarrassed to talk about "finding rings around Uranus", "probing Uranus" or "finding moons behind Uranus".

    It isn't so much a word as a phrase, but my gf is Scottish (or pretends to be) and is a fan of "c0ck-a-leeky soup", which I find never less than hilarious!

    One that gives me joy on a daily basis is "client". I'd better explain this one, I work in a Job Centre (for non-UK readers this is where the unemployed come to sign-on & claim their dole). I'm relatively new to it (started last Nov) & my new colleges couldn't understand my schoolboy tittering ("tittering" is funny too BTW!) whenever they spoke of "clients". It's because my mum, been slightly old-fashioned will not say the c-word (you know which one I mean...) & her preferred euphemism for it is "client"!

    When I explained no-one in my office can now unselfconsciously use the word without meaning it in the same way as Mama Brumby!
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    Apart from 'schpadoinkle', I don't see how any of the others are funny!

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