At Street Talk Savvy we’ve compiled the list of the best words in the English language. They are probably the best for getting a laugh because most are outdated or just sound funny. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 Best Words in the English Language (and therefore the most useful).
1. Spiffing– This is a great word from England meaning great. Because it was usually used by well spoken English people it was not that common in some circles. It just sounds funny, and would help to liven up a dull conversation. you could say “the weather was rather spiffing today old chap”
2. Defenestrate. This is an old word, from the times of kings and castles. I actually learned it from a children’s quiz show, and found it very useful. It simply means to throw someone out the window, as a king had the power to do. “What your words champ, or I’ll defenestrate you!”
3. Flatulence. If you are not a native speaker of English, finding out this word actually means to pass wind, let fluffy out the gate or simply to fart, would surprise you. It sounds too refined for such a purpose. Just be careful not to stand downwind of someone who does flatulate!
4. Merkin. There was a period in history where pubic lice was common in adult genitalia. The result was having to shave off the pubic hair. As female genital hair was a desired object, genital wigs were made to replace the lost hair. They were made in all shapes and sizes, like lovehearts or cupid with his arrow. The word although harmless does sound like a swearword so you could say “get the merkin hell away from me”
5. Fiddlesticks. The ultimate curse. It’s actually the mildest curse in English and not often used. If you use it you’ll get a laugh, because it is somewhat outdated and out of fashion.
6. Fabulous. Formerly a common word meaning great. It went out of fashion for a while, until the popular English comedy “Absolutely Fabulous” with their comments “fabulous darling”
7. Jim Dandy. This time a strange sounding word from America. During the early parts of the 20th century, you could hear a whole range of polite, funny and strange sounding words at the same time coming out of the United States. Jim Dandy means great and you could probably say something like “That’s spiffing and Jim Dandy, all at the same time”
8. Gosh! oh Golly! Gee! An exclamation from America again. All 3 mean the same thing as exclamation of happiness, no doubt a few of them being non blasphemous versions of the word God!. Often used by Robin from Batman and Robin. You could say Gosh oh golly gee Batman!
9. Flabbergasted. To be extremely happy. The length of the word alone, will confuse you, as to it’s real meaning. I’m flabbergasted
10. Fannypack– This is an American word for butt. But in most other English speaking countries it refers to the other side, female genitalia. So the questions arises, What sort of pack does a fanny have?
If you have any suggestions, we would like to hear from you.