This Is The Funniest Word In The English Language

August 9, 2017

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There are a lot of words that make you giggle and as every parent knows, kids seem to have their own opinion of what words they find hilarious and repeat over and over again.  But what is the funniest word in the English language?  According to the Smithsonian, "booty" is the king of comedy!  Psychologists at the University of Warwick in the UK conducted a survey in which they asked people to rate the “humor value” of nearly 5000 words to more than 800 people.  They ranked the humor value of 211 randomly chosen words from the list, on a scale from 1 (humorless) to 5 (humorous). Booty received the highest rated word with a score of 4.32. Other words high on the humor list include booby, nitwit, waddle, tinkle, bebop, egghead and twerp. Although we’d like to see this study done here in America as certain words to describe body functions that kids find hilarious failed to make tops of the list.

SOURCE: Smithsonian

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