What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

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What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby zfubarz » 15 Jun 2010, 13:06

I gotta go with Flugelhorn.

I know it's a real instrument, but it's just a big trumpet basically, why's the name gotta be so crazy.

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Postby Theremin » 15 Jun 2010, 13:10

Persnickety.

Sounds like a Lewis Carroll invention.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 15 Jun 2010, 13:16

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Postby Matt » 15 Jun 2010, 13:31

Sousaphone.

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Postby King Kool » 15 Jun 2010, 13:35

Vaginapathy: an old fashion word for gay.
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Postby Tim » 15 Jun 2010, 14:14

Ozzie Beeberdorf.

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Postby davefp » 15 Jun 2010, 14:17

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Postby theDreamer » 15 Jun 2010, 14:18

Morayniss.

It's pronounced exactly as you'd expect.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 15 Jun 2010, 14:19

Scotland.
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Postby Evil Jim » 15 Jun 2010, 14:39

Guacamole. It sounds more like something you yell when you're on fire.
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Postby AlexanderDitto » 15 Jun 2010, 14:52

Whiffleball. Completely absurd.

Though, most any word sounds absurd if you say it often enough. Semantic satiation FTW.
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Postby Bananafish » 15 Jun 2010, 15:05

Scuba

scuba scuba

scuba

it's surreal
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Postby Elomin Sha » 15 Jun 2010, 15:06

Scuba's an anagram so I don't think that counts.
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Postby Bananafish » 15 Jun 2010, 15:07

Okay, Laser then.
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Postby VanHelsing23 » 15 Jun 2010, 15:17

I see what you did there.
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby Theremin » 15 Jun 2010, 15:17

Elomin Sha wrote:Scuba's an anagram so I don't think that counts.

Don't you mean an acronym?
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Postby Elomin Sha » 15 Jun 2010, 15:21

You mean my English teacher lied to me?
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Re: What is the fakest sounding real word/name you can think of.

Postby zfubarz » 15 Jun 2010, 15:22

lol I always forget a sousaphone is a real thing
Why are instruments always so oddly named?

Dobro is another bizarre one.
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Postby Theremin » 15 Jun 2010, 15:24

I always thought that an acronym was a word formed by taking the first letters of several words to create a new one, while an anagram is a word made by rearranging letters.

And seeing as S.C.U.B.A. stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, it's very likely that it's not an anagram.

So, yes, she lied.
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Postby theDreamer » 15 Jun 2010, 15:27

Live and Evil are anagrams.

NASA and SCUBA are acronyms.
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Postby Bananafish » 15 Jun 2010, 15:28

Fafsa
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Postby Theremin » 15 Jun 2010, 15:29

And 'trousers' is a portmanteau of 'triumphant scousers'.
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Postby Bananafish » 15 Jun 2010, 15:30

Racecar cause I feel like palindromes are being left out
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Postby sdhonda » 15 Jun 2010, 15:33

Warsaw (was raw)

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