Sounds Funny

Sounds Funny


Listen up!


The written word itself may or may not be interesting.

But how it sounds when spoken–can be downright engaging!

Some words are short.  Abrupt.  Smacking you upside the head with purpose.  While longer words can have an ebb & flow.  A cadence which carries you along with a venacular rhythm.


I love words, names, places that possess a little extra somethin’ somethin’.  And I have been collecting them for quite a while now.  So here, in no particular order, are those I think sound funny…..

  • Abu Dhabi (Ah-boo Dah-bee)

  • Charcuterie

  • Benjamin Netanyahu (Net-in Ya-hoo)

  • Iliac (the bone)

  • Ampersand

  • Clavicle (another bone)

  • Machu Picchu

  • Gina Lollabrigida (RIP)

  • Yak (the animal, not digestive disorder)

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Didgeridoo (didg-er-re-doo)

  • Marsupial

  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn (soul-zuh-neat-sn)

      The Russian writer & beard grower


  • Spam

  • Proboscis

  • Bronko Nagurski (HOF football player)

  • Kazakhstan (Kaa-zuhk-staan, the country)

  • Twinkie (the snack cake)

  • Whooping Cough

  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Zah-dru-nus Ill-gal-scus, basketball great)

  • Albuquerque

  • Macaque (ma-kack, the monkey)

  • Hoboken

  • Goiter

  • Rutabaga (fun to say, not to eat)

  • Harry Belafonte

  • Goose (the fowl AND the gesture)

  • Oboe

    Plays like its pronounced.


  • Amoeba (I LOVE science words!)

  • Duodenum (doo-an-DEE-num)

  • Cucamonga

  • Rocky Marciano

  • Uvula

  • Ogre

  • Guacamole (better with a chip!)

  • Spackle (the pasty hole filler)

  • Sheboygan

  • Platypus (a marsupial if you are keeping track)

  • Djibouti (Ji-bootie, the country)

And lastly,

  • Dick Butkus (HOF football great)

Who knows, you may have your own list of quirky words.  If it sounds funny, I’d love for you to share them in a comment.

Till next time, keep moving…and word-up!



4 Replies to “Sounds Funny”

  1. Quirky Celebrity Names:
    Gabourey Sidibe Zach Galifianakis
    Lupita Nyong’o Joe Manganiello
    Martin Scorsese Renee Zellweger
    Charlize Theron Steve Buscemi
    Zooey Deschanel Kaley Cuoco
    Camila Cabello Milo Ventimiglia

  2. I don’t know about crazy words and Margaret’s crazy names. But, I’ve fallen in love with a new name. I can’t stop saying it. Hampus, as in Hampus Lindholm, one of the defensemen of the Boston Bruins, who are having a kick ass year by the way. Hampus… I love my buddy Hampus… So cool and so crazy!!!

    1. Yvonne,
      Hmm, I’ve never heard of Hampus Lindholm–but I too LOVE the name! I expect your first-born to be Hampus–works for boy or girl!
      Appreciate hearing from you!