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Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby total_douche on Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:56 pm

Words like:

Derby
Milk
Dad
Word

And then, after a while, you stop and ask yourself: "wait, can I use that word in a sentence? It's a word, right? I know it's a word, but it doesn't sound like a word. Jesus, is word even a word? Maybe I'll just find another one." I can't be the only person this happens to.

I wasn't sure what terms to use when performing my anti-kerble search, but a search for the phrase "words that sound dumb when you repeat them" curiously turned up the C/NC thread "Idiot - Donald Trump."
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby andyman on Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:25 pm

towel
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby wotown on Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:28 am

andyman wrote:towel


I clicked on this thread solely to say "towel."
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby jeff_fox on Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:43 am

THE.

Think about it. Freaks me out.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby Major on Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:48 am

wotown wrote:
andyman wrote:towel


I clicked on this thread solely to say "towel."


I stopped by to post "towel" and "moist", then it hit me: "moist towelette".
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby timmx on Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:26 am

Moist is just gross and should always be avoided. Think of combining it with any of these, moist dad, horrifying.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby kokorodoko on Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:21 pm

Bias.

Because it sounds like the word for poo in my language. And it's just plain weird.

Oh there's another one by the way: poo. Worst word ever thought up. The sound of it makes me disgusted.

Maybe not so much "sounds dumb when repeated", but eh.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby total_douche on Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:40 pm

kokorodoko wrote:Oh there's another one by the way: poo. Worst word ever thought up. The sound of it makes me disgusted.


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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby Otto Parts on Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:51 pm

Major wrote:"moist towelette".


Whenever I hear "moist towelette" I sing it to the tune of "Warm Leatherette" by Grace Jones. (Should cross-post to Lyrics You Sing Wrong thread.)
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby blackmarket on Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:07 pm

FOOD

So dumb. Just fucking look at that word.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby hellholiday on Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:37 pm

Pickle.
Impossible to say and not sound like you just got a whiff of a rest stop bathroom.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby kokorodoko on Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:39 pm

jeff_fox wrote:THE.

Think about it. Freaks me out.

So weird that I remember distinctly the first time I encountered it, when I was 4 or 5. Maybe it's because the word in itself has no meaning. Maybe it was the odd orthography. Maybe just the shape of it. T-H-E. Three big letters. Just like that.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby Anthony Flack on Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:31 pm

It was thee event of the year. We had thuh best time.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby circle_ruler on Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:41 am

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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby free meat on Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:27 am

Shoe.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby dontfeartheringo on Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:16 pm

Ostrich.

My kiddo started asking me ostrich questions yesterday morning and about halfway through, I was like "Hold up... what the fuck is up with that word?"
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby Major on Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:33 pm

My friends in Italy were so confused when I translated "carciofo" and "melanzane" into English.

"Why 'artichoke'? And what is 'eggplant'? It makes no sense."

Have to agree, those are 2 stupid words.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby Boombats on Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:43 pm

Yellow
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby natesalon on Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:37 pm

Wasps. The sibilant sound of the last three letters in particular. Wasp on its own is fine, but throw in that last S and it just stops sounding like a real word.
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