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Favorite "silly" words

Was on bluray.com reading a review of the HK version of Dangerous Liaisons and ran across the word "persnickety", which made me laugh not only because it was aptly descriptive but it sounds funny.

My mom was always fond of using these expressions, telling my brother & me not to "dilly-dally" on our way home. I think she invented some, too...she referred to someone with much common sense as a "nitty-witty" (although Mom has passed on to her greater reward, my wife & I still maintain some of her verbal traditions).

Another one is "willy-nilly", which I recently saw used in a review of Red Cliff.

Anybody else have words or expressions like this that make them smile or giggle?
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Re: Favorite "silly" words

Diddy Wah Diddy - would someone tell what Diddy Wah Diddy means?
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Re: Favorite "silly" words

I love the two "C" words:

Cockamamie and Cahoots.
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Diddy Wah Diddy - would someone tell what Diddy Wah Diddy means?
Manfred Mann could.
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Re: Favorite "silly" words

Besides the ones mentioned, which I've heard. I will admit I like willy-nilly.. It's fun to tell people not to go all willy-nilly and wander around aimlessly.

Flabbergasted is one of mine that I feel is a "silly word."
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Tosser

Poof or puff

wanker

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Manfred Mann could.
Nope! But this guy was also asking the same question as me....


There's a great big mystery
It sure has worried me
It's diddy wah diddy
It's diddy wah diddy
I wish somebody'd tell me what diddy wah diddy means
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I'll second smegma, and add kerfuffle.
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Hootenanny and shindig.
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