February 3, 2007

Words that sound dirty but aren't.

My, this is a big internet topic!

Here's a list. I'm seeing some repeats from the inherently funny words discussion (e.g., succotash).

Here's an even longer list. "Obfuscate." Man, I say that in class all the time (when talking about the Supreme Court).

And here's a list of 94, with voting on which sounds dirtiest. #1: "ballcock."

Then there's the song (which I guess is actually NSFW):

7 comments:

Peter Palladas said...

Blackadder the Second: Beer

Our hero, Edmund Blackadder is stuck with the dual task of hosting a dinner for his Puritan relatives who dine off raw turnip alone - but who also hold the family money - and a drunken revel the result of a heavy bet as to who is the greater boozer, Lord Melchett or Edmund.

[The booze-up begins:]

Edmund: Well, well, get stuck in, boys.

Partridge: `Stuck in'! Way-hey! Get it?

Monk: No...

Partridge: Well, it sounds a bit rude, doesn't it! 'Stuck in!'

[The boozers laugh, as there's a knock at the front door. It's Lord Melchett.]

Edmund: Er, sorry -- back in a tick.

Partridge: Way-hey! `Tick', eh, lads? Now; that sounds a bit rude, doesn't it...That sounds a bit
like `bum'.

[They rock with laughter as with all innuendos except the last.]

Melchett: Good evening, er...

Edmund: Lads, this is Lord Melchett.

Edmund: Er, give him a large one, will you?

Partridge: `Large one'! Way-hey! Get it?
Piddle: No...

Partridge: Yes you do! `Large one'! Sounds a bit rude!

Piddle: Oh yes! `Large one'!

Melchett: I notice you're not drinking, Blackadder...

Edmund: Oh, don't you worry about me, Melchers... I'm holding my own here.

Partridge: Way-hey! `Holding my own'! Now, that sounds incredibly rude!

Monk: Come on, lads -- let's give him a real drink!

Edmund: Well, fine...

Monk: Bums up!

Partridge: Way-hey! `Bums'! Sounds a bit like `bum', doesn't it?

[Greeted with total silence.]

Eventually both parties merge, all get stinking drunk - including the Queen who happened to drop by on the off-chance of some fun and the visiting Aunt and Uncle.

They are last seen in a heap on the floor with Edmund trying amidst the din to tell the story of the 'little goblin' [very rude word.]

Edmund: Right! Well, perhaps this time I might be allowed to continue, and perhaps finish,
with any luck...

[Suddenly, from under Queen's dress, Aunt emerges.]

Aunt: `Luck'? Hah hah hah! Way-hey! Get it?

[Everyone says, "No..."]

Aunt: Oh, come on! `Luck'! Sounds almost exactly like `f---'

...word overlaid with title music.

Bob said...

I should point out that the official Groundhog Day, in which the star of the show is Punxsatawney Phil the Groundhog, takes place at Gobbler's Knob.

AllenS said...

Driveshaft.

sonicfrog said...

Cocktail!!!

I didn't get a chance to watch the video as I'm on my way out the door. Have to drive 348 miles from Fresno to San Diego for band rehearsal.

PS. I posted some cool new music on my blog.

sonicfrog said...

PPS. No, the music isn't mine, so it won't suck!

vbspurs said...

And then there are phrases which sound dirty:

"Hard of hearing"

"Moist towelettes"

"Lays Potato Chips"

Whew! Can someone turn up the a/c??

Cheers,
Victoria

Sulacu said...

'Region'.