When I was growing up, my dad could always make me laugh (still can, in fact), and one of the ways was these nonsense words. Between him and my mum deliberately mixing up syllables and mispronouncing words, it’s a wonder I ever learnt to speak proper. But they always made me smile. In the hope these give you a bit of a laugh, I’ve laid them out for your delectation. Enjoy!

  1. Gatport Airwick (Gatwick Airport, a UK airport)
  2. Presactly (when either “precise” or “exactly” on their own just won’t do)
  3. Flutterby (Butterfly)
  4. Skissors (hard ‘k’ as opposed to soft ‘c’)
  5. Electrickery

Anyone else play this game? Or have any other words to add?

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