Equally to the list with funny German words I try to collect a list here that contains funny English words. Feel free to add some hilarious sounding vocabulary in the comment section. Cheers!


alfalfa ∙ bamboozle ∙ boondoggle ∙ bubbler ∙ canoodle ∙ cornball ∙ dagnabbit ∙ dingbat ∙ dipstick ∙ doohickey ∙ fandangle ∙ getgo ∙ gollygee ∙ greenhorn ∙ groggy ∙ gumption ∙ hokum ∙ hoosegow ∙ hootenanny ∙ hornswoggle ∙ kittycorner ∙ motormouth ∙ muumuu ∙ nincompoop ∙ pemmican ∙ piehole ∙ pizzazz ∙ pompatus ∙ puissant ∙ rickrack ∙ sapsucker ∙ saxifrage ∙ skedaddle ∙ skullduggery ∙ smackdab ∙ sodajerk ∙ struggle ∙ wackadoodle ∙ wiseacre ∙ xiphoid


— updated until 08 March 2014

7 thoughts on “Funny Words

  1. More funny English words (in no particular order): gumption, muumuu, pemmican, skullduggery, sodajerk, hornswoggle, bamboozle, sapsucker, greenhorn, pompatus, dingbat, doohickey, rickrack, canoodle, hootenanny, hoosegow, nincompoop, piehole, wackadoodle, alfalfa, wiseacre, skedaddle, saxifrage, bubbler, dipstick, motormouth, xiphoid, pizzazz, puissant.

    That’s just what I thought of. I’ll come back and add more when I think of more. Fun!

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    1. Thanks! I’ll add them into the post when I have the time. Alfalfa I could also add to the German section as we are also using that word and it’s definitely funny in both languages.

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        1. Well, this is interesting because this “owfahfah” sounds equally to how the majority of Germans would think that Americans would speak it 😉 We just speak “alfalfa” like “Alfalfa” – you know: big first capital!! 😉

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          1. Very funny! But You All Capitalize Everything, So That Doesn’t Help Me Understand. We say all the Ls and stress the middle syllable. Like this: al FAL fuh.

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            1. The Capital thing was a lame try of a joke. I don’t understand it either 😉 But to add some fun you might understand: Saxon accent just seem to have the vowel ‘O’ so Alfalfa spoken as a hard Saxon speaking person would be like this: ol FOL foah 😉

              PS. I try to avoid Twitter today so here is your daily Dresden sky.

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              1. ol. FOL. foah. ol FOL foah. ol FOL foah! Thank you for the Dresden sky. I found it on the Padgram viewer at home. I am jotting down additional words, too. English is a funny-sounding language, I think, because now so many words are striking me as funny. Why avoiding Twitter, if I may ask?

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