Saturday, April 6, 2013

F is for Funny Words

This month I'm participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The theme I'm going with this year is writing humor. Follow along to learn more about the different ways to make your fiction, articles or blog posts humorous. 






Some words are just plain funny. Why? Um....well...probably because they just are. And they make us laugh!

source Wealth Management

Adding more humor to your writing might be as simple as hitching up your pantaloons and yanking a bevy of wonky words from your noggin. 

But if you're you're feeling bumfuzzled, gobsmacked, bamboozled or just plain discombobulated, don't make a big brouhaha about it. Instead, skedaddle on over to these lists of funny words and you'll be writing more hilarious sentences in a jiffy...

Writer's Digest List of Funny Words
Alphadictionary's List of 100 Funniest Words
Inherently Funny's List of Funny Words (just to warn you...some of these definitions include a bit of swearing)

Can you think of any words that make you laugh? How about gastromancy? This is the telling of fortunes through the rumbling of the stomach. Ha! Ok. That's just funny, right?


  1. Some words just roll off the tongue in such fun ways. It's fun to say them over and over!

  2. I like persnickety too...not sure what it means, but I'll look it up. English is lovely for playing about the opposite of disheveled is heveled? :-) or disgruntled, gruntled.

  3. I enjoyed your blogs so much I have nominated YOU for the Liebster Award! Go to my site ( to learn more and review the eleven questions for you to answer. Congratulations!

  4. These are great words. My grandmother used 'odd' words that I didn't know were odd until I got into grade school. It is one of my blogs for the A-Z.

    One I didn't mention...well it is a phrase acutally.
    "Go peddle your papers" It was my grandma's way of telling me to get lost.

    I didn't realize what it meant for years and years.

  5. I did a little short story competition with some friends and We had to use a few words, but one of the words was Otter and I had my character say "Holy, Otter, bleep!" and I made that story into my NaNo and that line stuck :)