A word for a word that's fun to say?

Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Wed Apr 5 18:39:47 UTC 2006

So you're the guy who goes around saying "When
Buttafucco pulled out his garbanzo a brouhaha

I knew we'd find out who you were.


>A colleague asks:
>>  Is there a word that means ìa word, or combination of words, that is fun to
>>  sayî or something similar?  Iím after words or word combos that are fun to
>>  say, but arenít necessarily onomonopoetic.  Like ìbuttafuccoî or ìgarbanzoî
>>  and ìbrouhaha.î
>I'm stumped. Does such a word exist, or should
>it be added to the queue of neologisms we need?
>  -- James
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

Dennis R. Preston
University Distinguished Professor
Department of English
15C Morrill Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
preston at msu.edu

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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