What's The Funniest Word In the World?

A team of scientists from England's University of Warwick just released the results of their study to find the funniest word in the world.   They asked more than 850 online volunteers to each rate words on a scale from one, meaning not funny at all, to five, very funny.   And they asked the participants not to think about it, but just off their first instinct.  Out of 5,000 words, the funniest is:

                                     booty

Booty scored 4.32.    Booby, hooter, nitwit, twit, waddle, tinkle, bebop and egghead followed in the rankings.     

Women thought giggle, beast and circus were funnier than men did.  For example, Giggle scored an average of nearly two points higher by women than men.   Men found bondage, birthmark and orgy funny.  

Take a look at a story about the research with a click here.

 
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