More o’ Dem Funny Words!

12 Jan


January 12, 2014

A couple of days a go I picked out a list of funny words from a much larger list of not-so-funny but allegedly funny words. It occurred to me today that a particular word was left out: Boner. Now there was a time when that was a perfectly acceptable word for screw-up or mistake but that time has passed. Boner is mostly thought of in a funny sexual context. We all know, for example, the Joker’s boner.

jokers boner 4


You can find the rest of the Joker’s Boners right here.

And now I have a couple more examples. This first one is a book illustrated by all-time classic illustrator and author Dr. Seuss.



And here are some earlier boners. The first one is really my favorite. Check the author.


“Boners. By Those Who Pulled Them.” There is no way that today there could be an innocent explanation for that. Everyone goes right to the prurient. And why not? That’s funny!

Gay is another word that has taken on a whole new context. It used to simply mean “fun,” like in the Flintstones opening.

“We’ll have a gay old time!”

So in this era of giggling and guffaws, can a book like this ever be published with a serious title as “Gay Time?’

I think not.








5 Responses to “More o’ Dem Funny Words!”

  1. zathra January 12, 2014 at 12:12 am #

    I remember a book from my childhood called ” Gaily We Parade “. Today, to many people, it would mean ” Gay Pride “.
    It’s difficult to say something like ” wood ” or ” weiner ” without there being some Freudian imagery & snickering. I can remember when ” Sausage Fest ” was something you could probably find German beer at. I’m not as old as I seem….. 🙂


  2. Mac of BIOnighT January 12, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    I love it when in the Superman radio show you hear Batman and Robin say things like, “Hey Batman, let’s check out that gay bar!” or, “Robin, you look so gay today!”. Coming from them, the effect is even worse ;-P


    • bmj2k January 12, 2014 at 11:51 am #

      You’ll find a perfect example of that here, as Superman rushes to crack a case in Gay City.


  3. T E Stazyk January 13, 2014 at 3:00 am #

    I love it.


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