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Question #92504 posted on 08/11/2019 3:12 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are some words that you think are fun to say out loud?

-Farfalle farfalle farfalle...

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Dear Noodler, 

  • Serendipitous
  • Abibliophobia
  • Absquatulate
  • Pumpernickel
  • Shenanigans
  • Aluminum

Cheers,

Guesthouse

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Dear Falafel,

Indubitably.

~Anathema

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Dear Fafafafafa,

My favorite joke in the entire world is saying "gesundheit" whenever anyone says a word longer than about 3 syllables. It's great cause I can usually make it about every 15 minutes during lectures. If I'm in a big enough class where I sit by different people I can get cheap laughs anytime.

My favorite word to say is basically anything in French. Guys it's so ridiculous. I can hardly speak french without laughing. How French became the language of love I have no idea. My personal favorite is "un mur". Get google to say it for you. You won't regret it.

The best word of all time however, is "wow" as spoken by Owen Wilson. Pure artistic genius.

Peace,

Tipperary 

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Dear Pasta,

  • Another vote for indubitably
  • Zoboomafoo
  • Bubbles
  • Willikers (usually with 'gee' in front of it)
  • Dingbats
  • Cattywompus 
  • Wine-bibber
  • Hablablamos: a conjugation of hablar- meaning to speak. The only Spanish word that I remember from sophomore year of high school.)
  • John Paul Jones (yes I'm aware this is not a word)

-Goldie Rose

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Dear Flugelhorn,

  • Flibbertigibbet
  • Desafortunadamente
  • Anachronistic
-Quixotic Kid
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Dear Falafel,

Antidisestablishmentarianism (Chrome refuses to recognize this as a real word, but if it has its own Wikipedia page, it's good enough for me)

Alfalfa (something a little easier on the tongue for those of you who rightly refuse to recognize as "fun" words that have as many syllables as an entire haiku)

Big scary ecclesiastical Latin-derived words like interdiction--but maybe that one's just a personal thing.

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis doesn't have a particularly compelling etymology so it may not count as a real word--but real word or not, I find it pretty fun. Who needs strong etymological provenance, anyway? I was king of 5th grade thanks to this one.

 Genuinely,

9S

A:

Dear you,

Bidoof. No seriously. Say it aloud. Say it fast. See how it rolls off the tongue. A masterpiece of a name, I tell you.

-guppy of doom

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Dear muggle,

Avada kedavra! 

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-Lord Voldemort

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Dear Farfalle,

"Millennials" and "kill".

-Baby Boomers

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Dear impasta,

I have some of the more traditional favorites:

  • higgledy-piggledy (meaning helter-skelter)
  • whippersnapper (the opposite of fuddy-duddy)
  • hippomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (trepidation about brobdingnagian vernacular)
  • serendipitous (which means fortuitous)
  • soliloquy (a rhythmic musing)
  • bequeath (to impart a bequest),
Some words that Roald Dahl made up (source):
  • scrumdiddlyumptious (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  • snozzcomber (BFG)
  • whizzpopping (BFG)
  • phizz-wizzing (BFG),
And some that I just like saying instead of real words:
  • pasketti (instead of spaghetti)
  • intergalactic shock (as opposed to anaphylactic shock)
  • chicken corndog blue (chicken cordon bleu).

Splendiferously yours,

Inklings

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Dear Butter Flíes*,

My favorite words to say are “Why yes, I would like some free pizza, thanks for asking!”

It is so much fun whenever I get to say those. 

-Frère Rubik

*RIP to what used to be my favorite part of going to Brick Oven whenever Grand-Mère Rubik was in town:

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It was sadly lost to us when they did their extensive renovations. 

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Dear farfalle,

Well, I may be biased, but ... cerulean :) Its fun-to-say factor was one reason it won out to azure or cobalt as my 'nym.

Sincerely,

Cerulean

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Dear Impasta,

  • Bubbly
  • Susurrus 
  • Indubitably 

Also,

  • Moist
  • Fungal
  • Secretions

especially if you say them in that order. Are they disgusting words? Indubitably. Are they fun to say? Also yes, especially if you get to use them to bother your friends and family whom you love dearly but whose "Urghh, what's wrong with you?" reactions are too fun to pass up.

-Alta