It doesn't matter how old you are sometimes you hear a word and you just have to laugh...unless you don't have a sense of humor. Even scientists have a sense of humor. That's why a pair of researchers at the Department of Psychology of the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom set out to find the funniest word in the English language.

After a series of studies and other sciencey things, the came to the conclusion that the word "booty" is the funniest word. But how in the world did they come up with the data? According to the article on,

The team gathered a list of 4997 common words from past research, and after a practice session, asked participants to rate 200 words randomly selected from the larger pool on a 1 (humorless) to a 5 (humorous) scale. The participants also listed their demographics. The study ended up including 821 participants collected via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.

Wrestling fans probably think of this when they hear the word "booty."

They actually have a long list of words that people found funny. Out of over 5,000 words, "booty" beat out words like booby, hooter, nitwit, twit, waddle, tinkle, bebop, and egghead. You can view these words to see if you agree with the list by clicking here.



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