Polylinguistic humor

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It's time for yet another one of my really general General posts, inspired by the filter discussions in previous topics.

What's the silliest word you've ever heard, in any language?

I've got a host of silly words in my head, so I'll just name some:

Strudel
Blarney
Newfangled
Whirlygig
Beanie
Tos (Spanish for cough)
Sed (Spanish for thirst)
Onomatopoeia
Tingly

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Squid.

You know, this is probably going to turn into a posting game. I feel kinda unclean for replying to it.

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these are not really funny, but they sound fanastic:
Hünersuppe mit ei
homo (which means man in Latin, but in Dutch means gay)
das schwein
die Luftwaffe (Lufthansa)
die Gurke
polizeimützethat they are almost all german, doesn't mean german is a funny language, just that they sound funny.

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Squid.

You know, this is probably going to turn into a posting game. I feel kinda unclean for replying to it.

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Mh... Should practice a little more... :rolleyes:

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Quiconque (french)

That is a strange word. :D

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Actually, homo is Greek for "the same."

I think the word "food" sounds pretty zany. Also, "epididimus" is pretty goofy.
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Mmmm... ok, I don't think I should say my first word.

"Stool" is always fun.
As is "la hamburguesa" - Spanish for "the hamburger".

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quote:
Originally written by Slp006:

It's time for yet another one of my really general General posts, inspired by the filter discussions in previous topics.

What's the silliest word you've ever heard, in any language?

I've got a host of silly words in my head, so I'll just name some:

Strudel
Blarney
Newfangled
Whirlygig
Beanie
Tos (Spanish for cough)
Sed (Spanish for thirst)
Onomatopoeia
Tingly

It´s actually onomatopeya not onomatopoeia. And the silliest word I´ve heard is chichi, which is a newborn baby.
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quote:
Originally written by Ms Marlenny:

It´s actually onomatopeya not onomatopoeia. And the silliest word I´ve heard is chichi, which is a newborn baby.
Actually, onomatopoeia is the correct spelling.

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quote:
Originally written by Dolphin.:

quote:
Originally written by Ms Marlenny:

It´s actually onomatopeya not onomatopoeia. And the silliest word I´ve heard is chichi, which is a newborn baby.
Actually, onomatopoeia is the correct spelling.

My bad, since he mentioned two spanish words, I thought he was talking about the spanish word Onomatopeya, rather the english translation for the same word.
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Actually, homo is Greek for "the same."
And it means man in latin. Look it up, its a word a learned in school (it actually also can mean just "human").

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Work has begun on the Nephilian grammar and vocabulary guide!
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quote:
Originally written by Ms Marlenny:

My bad, since he mentioned two spanish words, I thought he was talking about the spanish word Onomatopeya, rather the english translation for the same word.
Perhaps I should have phrased that "onomatopoeia is a correct spelling."

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:) Thralni: Hühnersuppe mit Ei

- entaxi (greek for o.k.)
- supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (from Mary Poppins)
- Chäschüechli (swiss german for cheese pie)

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Alorael (AKA: Insane Skribbane)

EDIT: No offense Alo. ;)

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"From" is ridiculous if you say it over and over. Most words are.

"Habla" (speak) in Spanish is very obviously the root of "blah" if you repeat it. I'm sure it's from some Latin verb. Hablare?

"Trabajaba" (worked), pronounced "Trah-bah-hah-bah," is a great one. Somehow it sounds work-like as well as comical.

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