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Short Stuff: The Science of Funny Words

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Snippet of Stuff You Should Know: Short Stuff: The Science of Funny Words Josh and Chuck discuss the work of Professor Chris Westbury, who analyzed hundreds of words to determine what makes a word funny. Professor Westbury used Google analytics software to determine which words were the funniest and even went so far as to sort them into distinct categories, including expletives, body-related, and party-related.
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Why are some words funnier than others? Well, one man has sought to figure that out. We'll tell you all about him and his project in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers