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What Word Do You Think Sounds Funny Regardless Of Its Meaning?


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akimbo (meaning: human body position, with the hands on the hips and elbows bent outward)*

*reminds me of the name of a boy from this Chinese children's story - 'Nikki Nikki Tembo No-So Rembo Oo-Ma Moochi Gamma Gamma Goochi' (otherwise known as 'Long-Name-No-Can-Say'), although I always misremembered it as 'Nikki Nikki Timbo No-So Rimbo..."

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Any word I repeat long enough starts to sound unrelated to what it is.

Sock, sock, sock, sock. Sok. Sahk. Soc. soque. It just sounds like a weird thing now that I think about it.

I do that with "toy."

toy toy toy toy toy toy toy....

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Apropos (means 'of an appropriate or pertinent nature'. Used most often in the phrase 'apropos of nothing'. I've discovered that it's a hard word to say when your tongue/lips are swollen, because you've stupidly drunk cows milk even though you're allergic to it :-)

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Disgruntled.

I like this word too. I wanted to see if you can be "gruntled" - the original actually comes from 17C relating to gruntle the noise a pig makes. However I found this

P. G. Wodehouse ( 1881–1975) removed the dis- again and introduced the humorous gruntled, ‘pleased’. In The Code of the Woosters, published in 1938, he wrote: ‘I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.’

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