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In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 2:57:22 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
The Boy in The Striped Pajamas is by no means a funny book. Strangely enough, I found one of the main characters rather British, although in the book he is German. His puns/ malapropisms got to me, though I guess it was sick humour. The Fury and Out With were two. I am not sure if these would work in German.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 2:50:35 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
I hated Cack handed, a word my father used to describe me. I doubt if he would, if he knew Cack meant excrement.

Posted on May 31, 2012 2:36:46 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
My daughter used to have a encyclopedia called encarta. One of the programes was about different countries, and included counting to 10 in their language an how to say, for example, "I am French" in French, etc.
The phrase that had us all in stitches was "I am Albanian." Spelled phonetically, it is
"You are stuh-pid !" ;-)

Posted on May 31, 2012 2:15:16 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
A long time ago, I read a book called The OSTRICH POSITION by Carol Lee. In it the author bemoans lack of sex education. She refers to youngsters 'ignorance' in talking about 'gentiles', or 'virginias'.
I believe that the children knew which body parts they were talking about. They either genuinely mis-heard the spoken word [easily done if said in a hushed tone.] Or they got the idea, that they were rude words, so made their own euphemisms.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:57:55 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
I think puce sounds like a grotty colour.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:56:40 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
LABYRINTH

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:47:20 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
Psychotherapist is an anagram of Psycho the rapist.
DYSLEXIA -- [Not easy to spell]
LISP --- [What moron used a word with an s for people who can't say S?]

The Latin for workshy is Ergophobia

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:42:33 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
Good s*** Maynard reminds me of a boy I knew in my last year of primary school, who got an unexpected nick-name of 'Sexy Maynard'. A girl said this, after mis-hearing other children say 'sex maniac.' We were not reffering to any one in particular. I think a lot of kids did not even understand the phrase - just that it shocked adults if they heard us use it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:31:04 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
Words and phrases that sound naughty but aren't
Fucithalmic [a type of eye drop.]
penal servitude

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 1:18:36 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
hee hee. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 12:47:11 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
I am British, and when I first heard of 'Indiana' I thought it was a state where most of the Native Americans, who were formerly called Red Indians
lived.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 12:39:07 AM PDT
SX Woman says:
Poor Will ! ;-( Why was he whipped. Then there was the order "Fire at Will."

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 12:36:22 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 11:10:13 PM PDT
SX Woman says:
What does phoobis mean? Is it to do with phobias?

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 11:07:57 PM PDT
SX Woman says:
We need the boring words, to act as a foil to the funny words.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 4:40:24 PM PDT
nameinuse says:
Cellar door.

You have to have seen Donnie Darko to get it.

Posted on May 15, 2012 4:35:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2012 4:36:46 PM PDT
M Cockrell says:
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia -this is the fear of long words. Love the irony here.

antidisestablishmentarianism -Those who wish to continue the establishment of the Church of England

Oxymoron -word or phrase that contradicts itself. oxymoron actuall breaks down to oxy (sharp) and moron. How's that for a contradiction?

Posted on May 15, 2012 12:34:26 PM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
of course my favorite would be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, (yes I can quickly type that from memory)

but I also like triskaidekaphobia (I did have to look up the spelling)

and just about all the words in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky: "Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe, all mimsey were the boroughgroves and the mome raths outgrabe."

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 6:19:56 PM PDT
R. Bell says:
guacamole has to be it for me.
Life Seemed Good, But....

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 6:19:49 PM PDT
R. Bell says:
guacamole has to be it for me.
Life Seemed Good, But....

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2009 4:36:13 PM PDT
Very similar to Sniglets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniglet

Posted on May 21, 2009 11:41:05 AM PDT
Eric says:
There are words made up to help parents describe things about their kids that formerly there were no words to describe.

Examples:
WISHJACK (WISH-jahk) v.: To maliciously blow out the candles on another child's birthday cake.

KODICK (KOH-dik) n.: The child who refuses to cooperate in the taking of a family photograph.

SNOOT (SNEWT) v.: To suck in rather than blow out when blowing your nose.

SLEDENTARY (SLEDD-en-tehr-ee) adj.: A child's state of being so bundled up to face the winter elements that they cannot move.

INVISIBOOBOO (in-VIZ-uh-boo-boo) n: - The site on a child's body where you unnecessarily applied a Band-Aid to appease them when they got hurt, though did not bleed.

THREEMAGEDDON (three-muh-GED-in)-n.: The supposed hellfire and brimstone that would erupt should an annoyed mother reach the third digit while counting aloud to 3 to get a non-compliant child to get his act together..
"ONE !....TWOOOOOOO !!!!..... "

there are more of them (and a funny video) at www.TheKidDictionary.com

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2009 4:20:24 PM PDT
Speaking of words ending in "oon", I like the word macaroon.

Posted on May 8, 2009 2:47:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 8, 2009 4:02:51 PM PDT
OK, I haven't read all twelve pages, so I hope nobody's mentioned them yet, but: I think words ending in -oon have a high chance of sounding silly: Spontoon, poltroon, pontoon, platoon. Quadroon, octaroon, lampoon, baboon and harpoon. "Balloon" would fall in that list, but we're so used to seeing it.

Also some others like grognard, haberdashery, and Svengali (OK, I know it's a name).

Some good words from Shakespeare's time: Yclept, weasand, sluttery, sneap, treen (and twiggen), deboshed (not debauched; that's different), doughty, whitehearted, and langoon (a kind of wine, and it ends in -oon as a bonus!).

"Onomatopoeia" is a great word. You can pretty much get the same meaning by describing a word as "echoic," but it's not as much fun to say.

Oh, and "syzygy." It's the ultimate word for playing Hangman. I wish I'd invented it. ("Oryx" is the second best.)

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2009 5:01:45 PM PDT
Photoscribe says:
I love the word "unctuous".

it sounds so... slimy
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...That's what it means, too...lol!

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