I am not a daily poster. For those of you who can write a blog post every day, well, bless your heart and thanks for sharing your thoughts with those of us who can only write a few times a week.
I wish I could post every day but with writing for my business blog, client work, my new project for my business and life in general, I just don’t have the time. I usually do check in several times a week to read other people’s blogs, hit the LIKE button and make comments. A couple of times during the week, I’ll login to look at my blog stats.
I’m always curious how new people find my blog. What topic hit a nerve to make them click on the link? What words were they Googling and my blog came up? Enquiring minds want to know.
Ya see the title of this blog post? Every day (and I’m not kidding, EVERY day), I get at least 5 people who find my blog because of two blog posts I wrote: Weird Words that are Funny to Say Out Loud and the one that started this, Things that are weird to say out loud.
In the last 30 days, this is the recap of the search terms from my site stats:
|weird words to say||103|
|funny words to say||27|
|funny things to say out loud||14|
|fun words to say out loud||11|
|fun words to say||9|
|weird words to say out loud||6|
|funny words to say out loud||5|
|weird funny words||5|
It makes laugh to think of all the stuff I share with you. All the times, I’ve bared my soul and shared my stories about my son Jake and this …. THIS is what they come to my blog to read.
Let’s give them what they want!
It’s time to do another Weird Words post. I’ll post up my Top 5 favorites to give you an idea of how we play this game. And then in the comments, give me your favorite weird words and I’ll write up another Weird Words post. With each word, I include the phonetic spelling so you can say them out loud to yourself.
1. Nincompoop: nin-kuhm-poop
I actually heard my son Jake use this one the other day. Not sure if he heard it from me as I use it quite often to describe some of the people I work with or he heard it on one of his cartoons. This word is always a favorite because it makes it OK for grownups say the word poop when we’re talking about another person.
2 . Whirled Peas: wurld pees
Separately both words aren’t funny but say them together. Years ago I saw a bumper sticker that said ‘Imagine Whirled Peas’ and I laughed so hard I cried. I swear its still the funniest bumper sticker I’ve ever seen. Go on and say it. You know you’ve always wondered what it would be like if we all got along and we had ‘whirled peas.’
3. Umpteen: uhmp-teen
I totally thought this word was made up by some frustrated mom who couldn’t think straight to give her kid an actual number of how many times she asked him to do his homework. I can even use this in a mom sentence: There are umpteen ways to do this right. Can you manage to do one of them?
4. Shih Tzu: shee dzoo
Not only is this a funny looking dog, you get to say a bad word and not get in trouble in front of a PG crowd. You’re really not suppose to say the T but let’s be honest, we all do it so we can say the s-word.
5. echinococcus: ih-kahy-nuh-kok-uhs
This is one of those long confusing medical words that makes people want you to stay home and take a day off from the office so you don’t infect anyone else. When I say this word it reminds me of something Dr. Seuss would make up just to get something to rhyme with the word rhinoceros. I can see it now:
I do not like the rhinoceros
But the calm and purple echinococcus … he is certainly a friend to us
Got any that you’d like to add to this list? Post your ideas in the comment section and I’ll do a Weird Words Part 3. I mean, come on folks … who doesn’t want more blog traffic?
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