Funny words can make a day fun

It’s been said that a person needs to know 2,000 words to be fluent in a language. This is deceptive because I’ve also read a person needs about 4,000 works to have some freedom of expression in a language. Between 2,000 and 4,000 or even more, that’s a daunting number to know and memorize.

But, there are quite a few words that are simply fun to know. Sure they’ll never come up in casual conversation and if you can use one -- bonus points for you. Some sound absolutely silly, like the term “hurkle-durkle.” This is a Scottish term, which means to lounge around in bed long after it’s time to get...


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