Most funny English word you had learned.

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25 Nov 2016, 7:06 pm

IstominFan wrote:
Revenant (as in the movie, The Revenant) I have never heard the word until the movie came out. Is it even a real word, and what does it mean?
Yes, it's a real word. To quote Wikipedia:

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A revenant is a visible ghost or animated corpse that is believed to have returned from the grave to terrorize the living.[6] The word revenant is derived from the Latin word reveniens, "returning" (see also the related French verb revenir, meaning "to come back").
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenant


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26 Nov 2016, 2:11 am

I've always found the rather patronizing terms ''Joe Six Pack'' or ''Joe Public'' quite funny whenever I see them used.


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06 Dec 2016, 3:54 am

Cattywampus- as in your hat is cattywampus if you wear it at a tilt I think?
Lobster also sounds like a funny word to me. There's always that one word that I'm like "why is that a word" at any given time



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21 Dec 2016, 1:00 pm

lostonearth35 wrote:
Once when we were kids my brother, coming up with new and unusual names to insult me, called me a "neuron". I really don't know why being called a brain cell would be insulting, though.


Thats funny. He probably mean "neurotic", and got confused ( not that you are neurotic, but that the word could be used as an epithet).