Words That Make You Chuckle

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Darthshearer, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    As I work at a Consultant Engineers and I hear day in day out, about beams and columns, I still find the word flange funny :)

    I was ina seminar once about fireproofing steel and the bloke said "The underside of the flange" I looked at my boss who has been in the business for 30 years and he just burst out laughing.

    What common words make you laugh?
  2. Milkshake

    Milkshake Loyal Freddie


    Cracks me up every time :)
  3. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    I knew a spanish guy who thought the word "sock" was the funniest thing he'd ever heard. Sometimes, the more you think about a word, the weirder/funnier it sounds. Ocelot makes me smile, especially if it's oscillating at the time...
  4. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    If you don't include computer terms, then probably "mango".

    If you do, then "dongle" is the clear winner.
  5. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    I dont know there are some class ones in civils, vibrating poker is another good one!
  6. Munkey

    Munkey Can't get enough of FH

    australia! (private joke)

    That said, sock does sure sound like a strange word.
  7. djpringle

    djpringle Pork Smuggler

    We have a safety video at work that describes how operate a life jacket and I can't help chuckling when the voice over man mentions 'string of beads'
  8. SoWat

    SoWat Loyal Freddie


    .... the king of weird names!
  9. Aoami

    Aoami I am a FH squatter


  10. Brynn

    Brynn Can't get enough of FH

    On our engineering course we had to go to do welding. The guy was telling us about arc welding, and their are 8 fully suited up welders, in full face protectors and visors. The lecturer guy told us after the weld you have to chip off the slag and we all just cracked up laughing :D

    Yea i know what u mean about flange - darthshearer, we were doing it in Structures and it was a Russian bird telling us about it and we couldn't stop laughing.

    OmG reminded me of it when we were doing construction stuff, we were all pissing ourself with laughter at the huge vibration poker :p
  11. Paradroid

    Paradroid Fledgling Freddie

    Football Commentary - not the words the actual commentary (Comedy Gold).

    : )
  12. Will

    Will /bin/su Staff member Moderator

    Some words only work in the right accent. A Geordie saying "photocopier" cracks me up every time, as does a a Dundonian saying "five pies sky high and an onion one and all".
  13. gmloki

    gmloki Part of the furniture

    Littlehampton always raises a smile
  14. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    There's a place in Plymouth called Pennycomequick. SAS can verify this and maybe give some history, but I don't know why it was blessed with that name. :)
  15. Will

    Will /bin/su Staff member Moderator

    I stayed in a village in Shetland called Lower Twat.
  16. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    Oh, well if we're getting into place names there's always the villages of Thong and Bell End
  17. Telamon

    Telamon Fledgling Freddie


    After an accidental transposition of the first letter of the two syllables ..

    .. I have to grin everytime I am at a cinema now and a mate asks wether
    someone would like PopCorn. ;)
  18. Munkey

    Munkey Can't get enough of FH

    victor meldrew eh?
  19. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

  20. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    Oh, and "wangle"
  21. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    There are some good ones. I got a fax the other day about, "an errection up the shaft" He was talking about putting steel work in a lift shaft. :D
  22. Kryten

    Kryten Old Cow. Moderator

    There's a "Bell End" street near me, I had a picture online of it somewhere (i was sad enough to go take a pic of the street sign and got a few people giving me strange looks doing so)

    Anyway, I don't know if made up words count, but I give all credit to eQ-Tyr for the use of the word "fuckwump".

    I now use this daily and it still cracks me up :|
  23. Aoami

    Aoami I am a FH squatter

    Ohhh if we're doing made up words, i once called my friend a Cum Guzzler for some reason, i liked that. Still makes me laugh :p
  24. Tsjiep

    Tsjiep Loyal Freddie

    A town in America called Mianus. Saw it on Jackass a couple of years ago.

    Some quotes:

    "Do a lot of famous people live in mianus?"
    "What do people eat in mianus?"
  25. Gil

    Gil Can't get enough of FH

    We used to have a French girl at my works who dealt with new store openings, when they opened a store in Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh it was hard to keep a straight face whenever she said it.
  26. leggy

    leggy Probably Scottish


    Fev pehs skeh heh anan ingin ane an ah.

    (I am dundonian, this is a popular phrase. Apart from the sky high bit. God knows where that came from :p)
  27. ScoobyDoo{KEA}

    ScoobyDoo{KEA} Fledgling Freddie

    winner. :)
  28. Yoni

    Yoni Cockb@dger / Klotehommel

    flange makes me laugh and for place names barton on the beans
  29. Gray

    Gray FH is my second home

    And so they should... and so they should ;)

    I know i have shitloads of words ive heard in my head... but cant think of any off hand.. fuckin typical :(
  30. Gog

    Gog Loyal Freddie

    For some reason the word 'plinth' always raises a smile from me. A very strange word.

    For place names, I drove through a place called Lower Dicker last week. I presume there is an Upper Dicker around there somewhere too.

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