Sunday Funny: Words of Wisdom

While hanging out at StumbleUpon recently, I read Psychology Today’s piece 10 of the Funniest Lines by Women by Gina Barreca, Ph.D. published on February 27, 2012 in their blog Snow White Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

Here’s a taste of what you’re in for:

#2. Liz Carpenter: When Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., stopped Carpenter at a Washington, D.C. cocktail party to make the following “just-kidding” comment about her recent bestseller—”I liked your book, Liz.  Who wrote it for you?”—she replied, without missing a beat, “I’m glad you like it,  Arthur. Who read it to you?” 

And from, also discovered at StumbleUpon, The 100 Funniest Words in English by Dr. Robert Beard published in 2009 by The Lexiteria. Beard, aka Dr. Goodword, gathered this comical collection over 8 year’s amounting to 2500 words.

A peek before you visit:

Anencephalous – Lacking a brain.

Slangwhanger – A loud abusive speaker or obnoxious writer.

Mugwump – An independent politician who does not follow any party.

So, this election year, be on the lookout for Mugwumps who Slangwhang…a clear sign they are suffering from Anencephalous!

While we’re on the subject, check out a few (or all) of Dr. Goodword’s Funniest First Names in English from

A sampling:

Bertha D. Blues – A jazz singer and mother of the Blues Brothers.

Gilda Lilly – An attractive but always overdressed woman.

Andover Hand – A real good rock climber, I’ve heard.

Horace Cope – Someone who reads too much into the stars.


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