A serious study of funny words
Upchuck, bubby, boff, wriggly, yaps, giggle, cooch, guffaw, puffball, and jiggly – are these funny words to you? After extensive research and psychological study, one scientist believes these are the funniest words in the English language. he bases his findings on the way the words sound, and if it’s unexpected – form predictors and semantic predictors.
Read the complete study here.
From the University of Alberta Website: “Humour is, of course, still personal,” explained Chris Westbury, professor in the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Science. “Here, we get at the elements of humour that aren’t personal; things that are universally funny.”
Here at AZ Weekend, we will conduct our own, decidedly UN-scientific research, to see if it’s true. So shut your yaps, you silly puffballs, or we’ll have to get all jiggly on you!
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