Jimmy Jazz wrote:Fir John Cone wrote:sloopjohnc wrote:Years ago, there was a televised panel discussion, filmed at a British university, with Alan King and other American comedians, like Carl Reiner and such, about the nature of comedy. One of the topics discussed was what made a word funny. It was interesting to see these veteran comics debate and discuss what made a word sound funny and how to use it in comedy bits.
Words that end in 'k' are funny, and words that begin with plosives ('b', 'p' etc.) tend to be funny.
I tend to find words with flat vowel sounds funny, too. The shorter the better. 'Cat', etc.
I was thinking Penk. Of course, same thing, pretty much.