I would like to draw your attention to the following strange words:
Phlegmatic: It refers to a quality of unemotional calmness, not to an automatic phlegm dispensary machine.
Trainee: A person being trained in some behavior or task, not a term of endearment for a locomotive.
Boogyman: A make believe evil entity evoked to scare children, not a man with a excess of nose mucus.
Vagile: It’s the ability of a species to move about or disperse itself, not an agile vagina.
Penal: Things that relate to punishment, not things that relate to penises.
Fartlek: This is a training system for distance runners, regardless of the fact that it is pronounced “fart lick.”
Farthing: An old British coin, not to be read as “fart thing.”
Bladdernose: This is an unfortunate name we have given a type of seal. Please don’t anybody tell the bladdernose seals that we call them this.
Pollinose: This is a word that describes a yellow, powdery covering of some insects, not a word that describes an enormous nose piecing, or a “pole in nose.”
Ulignose: This describes something living in mud, not to be confused with “uglinose,” which may describe a person suffering from “pole in nose.”
Rebuttal: A legal refute of an opposing argument, not a surgical procedure to reattach a person’s butt.
Sheboygan: Sheboygan, Wisconsin is an inherently funny name for a town, not because of the strangeness of the “sheboy” part of the word, as Sheboygan is pronounced with a short (or soft, as I like to call it) “e” (shə-boi’gən). It’s just funny. Everyone in Sheboygan should be a comedian.
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