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What words make you giggle?

There are certain words that just sound ridiculous. When I hear them I can’t help but giggle. For instance, “flabbergasted”. I’m sorry, but that sounds like a bodily function, and not a pleasant one (um, is there such thing as a pleasant bodily function…but I digress).

Weimaraner is another one–cute dog, stupid name! Seems to me it’s a theme with dogs. Shih Tzu anyone?  That name is just giving small dog breed haters lots of ammo!

Discombobulated is another one. But as a children’s poet I love funny words. A well placed, ridiculous sounding word can add energy to a poem, and it can also expand a child’s vocabulary while making them laugh. Can’t ask for more than that?

What words make you giggle just to hear them?