Scientists Reveal The 12 Funniest Words In The English Language

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In an attempt to help researchers understand humour and why we find certain things funny, scientists have gathered a list of funny words and narrowed it down to 12 words that make most people laugh.

Psychologists from the University of Warwick randomly selected 5,000 words and asked 800 people to rate how funny they were.

“The research initially came about as a result of our curiosity,” said the study’s leader Dr Tomas Engelthaler. “We were wondering if certain words are perceived as funnier, even when read on their own. It turns out that indeed is the case.” Check out the list below.

1. Booty
2. Tit
3. Booby
4. Hooter
5. Nitwit
6. Twit
7. Waddle
8. Tinkle
9. Bebop
10. Egghead
11. Ass
12. Twerp

Feature photo courtesy John Keogh via Flickr.