Sunday, January 27, 2013

Words that make me laugh

1. Booze. (See also: boozy.)

2. Measly. See example below (skip to :16 if you're impatient). 

Why is this amusing? It could be the long "e" sound, which makes people smile by default. But let's not overthink things.

3. Hobo.

4. Mini (used as a prefix). Mini bagels, minigolf: it's all funny. Also, I might be the only person in America who still finds this hilarious:

5. Junior (used as a suffix). A friend recently told me that her children's theater company will put on a production of Shrek Jr. I have been laughing about this at random intervals ever since.

6. B.O. Do two initials count as a word? For our purposes, yes.

7. Schmuck.