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funny words in any language - your favourites

Postby Cheery » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:02 pm

I was just wondering, since there are thousands of languages and billions of words, what is your favourite word? (Or what are your favourite words)

Well, I think both English and Swiss German have hilarious words, so I'll start off with my favourites:

Swiss german:
"chrüsimüsi" (meaning: great mess or confusion)
"Glunggi" (meaning: idiot)
"munzig" (meaning: tiny)

English:
"sponge" (don't know, but for some reason it makes me laugh)
"dinky"
"potty" (in the meaning of "crazy
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:41 pm

Boing.
Widget.
Pump.

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Postby chris.ph » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:14 pm

cwrw(welsh for beer)
lager
vodka(russian :D (can u c a theme))
moron (welsh for carrot)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:28 pm

Lijkbezorger (not sure if spelling is correct) Afrikaans meaning undertaker but literally corpse deliverer

Pivo Czech for beer

Spasieba Russian for thank you
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Postby bikkit » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:35 pm

Pillow- Dunno why.
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:54 pm

My mum likes Funf - Five in German... don't know why ... she makes it sound really naughty actually!
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Postby Batty » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:05 pm

Globule
Doobrey (as in thingy)
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:35 pm

I like Gloop! Sloshy! Spiderling!

I also love words like Sly, Sinister, Snake, Slithering - Lots of S words actually... except the obvious S word that a lot of people say!
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Postby Tristan » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:14 pm

Sjoerd, have you heard of hefschroefvliegtuig? Vlamingen use this... original word for helicopter. :lol:
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Postby Exp. Date, the rat » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:24 am

Hoboken is a funny word. Place in New jersey, but sounds like a CRIVENS type of word. Could be a swear, could be an exlimation,"Oh, HOBOKEN! I just dropped that 16 ton weight on my toe!", could be an adult 'marital device', "Do you want to use the ***winkwink***Hoboken tonight?'

Nice all round type of word, Hoboken is. You can't say Hoboken and not be angry! :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:36 am

Plinth.

Watch a sexy woman say "plinth"

(Robert Rankin's idea, not mine) :lol:

I like "kugelschreiber"
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:34 am

Tristan wrote:Sjoerd, have you heard of hefschroefvliegtuig? Vlamingen use this... original word for helicopter. :lol:


I haven´t actually but I think I´m going to use it from now on. :lol:

Run! Get to the hefschroefvliegtuig!
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Postby Cheery » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:34 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:
Tristan wrote:Sjoerd, have you heard of hefschroefvliegtuig? Vlamingen use this... original word for helicopter. :lol:


I haven´t actually but I think I´m going to use it from now on. :lol:

Run! Get to the hefschroefvliegtuig!


If I try to say hefschroefvliegtuig fast, it sounds like hefschroflflffug :lol:
You knot your tongue straight away!

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"knot" is a great word too :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:09 pm

i do quite like the word sussurus :)
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Postby kakaze » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:18 am

Ferrule (The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place)
Obdormition (The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is ‘asleep’)
Octothorpe (The symbol ‘#’ on a telephone handset)
Ophryon (The space between the eyebrows)
Purlicue (The space between the thumb and extended forefinger)
Rowel (The revolving star on the back of a cowboy’s spurs)
Phosphenes (The lights you see when you close your eyes hard)

and my top favorites (I couldn't pick just one):
Liripipe (The long tail on a graduate’s hat)
Zarf (A holder for a handleless coffee cup)
Wamble (Stomach rumbling)
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