Friday Funny-Sounding Words (funny sounding to me, that is :)

Greetings and Salutations!

I know I have been absent from this blog for quite some time. I offer you my humble apologies. I have been sick off and on for what seems like forever. The good news is, though, I am feeling much better lately! Now let’s go hunt down some Friday Funny-Sounding Words!

My first choice for a funny-sounding word today is malapropism. This word has always made me chuckle. It’s a great word for me, too. Know why? It’s a noun meaning the misuse of a word! Told you it was perfect for me. 🙂

Funny-sounding word Number 2 for today is interregnum. To me, this sounds like a noise your stomach makes! However, it means, literally, inter regnum or Latin for “between the reign.” The oh-fish-shul definition is the period between the end of a reign and the beginning of the next; a time when there is no government. I still think it sounds like your stomach is growling!

My last funny-sounding word for today is another long-term favorite of mine: doppelganger. This one just rolls off the tongue and, yes, it makes me giggle. Do you have a doppelganger? They say everyone does. A doppelganger is a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person. So if anyone’s told you there is someone out there who is the spitting image of you, you, my friend, have a doppelganger!

There will be much more to come in future entries. A lot is happening in my life and most of it has to do with my favorite subject. . . WORDS!


Published in: on October 18, 2007 at 11:04 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Glad you are back blogging. Great words!


  2. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Moonlighter

  3. I love your site! 🙂

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  4. I love these words, Carla!! Very funny!

  5. Loved your funny words. Hope you blog more of them. I love words, especially funny ones. Please, keep it up. But I know exactly what you mean when you say life gets busy.

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