Funniest word in the world

What, in your opinion, is the funniest word in the English language? I have a personal affinity for entemological hilarity, and was just wondering what words tickled other people’s funny bones.

I’ll just cast my vote for “kumquat.” I can’t even say it with a straight face! :slight_smile:


(Did I really say “entemological hilarity”?)

I’ve always thought the word forum was kinda funny.

:rolleyes: :slight_smile:

There is a structure in the scrotum that anatomists call the gubernaculum.

Wouldn’t this be IMHO? Well, for my $.02…


No, really. Say it nice and slow… dweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeb. :smiley:

[sub]I need to get out more…[/sub]

i really like ‘poop’.

preferably ‘poopie’.

got the nice child’s-word-which-is-an-anagram-plus-long-eee. always a good word.say it. poopie.



Onomatopoeia or groin.

I can’t decide.

I’ve always gotten a chuckle out of meatus.

Wow, what a 300th post.

GQ is for questions with factual answers. I think I’ll send this one over to In My Humble Opinion.

moderator GQ

Teehee, bosums. :slight_smile:


I can still hear Mike Timmons from 3rd grade saying

“I gotta go take a grunt”.

It cracked me up then and it cracks me up now.

If you were from frikkin’ Latvia you’d still know exactly what little Mikey meant.

I’ve always been partial to maneuver and unguent.

I just keep imagining Gaear from Fargo mumbling, “Unguent. I need unguent.”


I like the way it sounds. I like the way it looks. I like the way it so eloquently describes its subject matter. Say it with me…







make me happy


I can neither hear it, say it, nor read it without giggling.


A hari kuyo is a shrine for broken sewing needles.

Dung. It sounds like a bell…

Not really English, but a loan-word from the Inuit: Mukluk.


Sounds even funnier if you say it as if you’re the smart kid in class who ALWAYS raises a hand when the teacher asked a question.

Or, it sound like something you yell when you parachute from a plane.


Scott Adams (the Dilbert guy) says that the funniest word in the world is weasel. I tend to disagree, but there you are.

Personally, I love Wheat-a-bix. Sure, it’s a brand name, but it’s so silly. If you’ve ever seen “WASP,” which is a play by Steve Martin, you may understand a bit better why Wheat-a-bix cracks me up.