44 Completely Innocent Words and Phrases That Sound Dirty, but Aren't

Who doesn't love a good vocabulary lesson? Especially words that are fun to say because they sound like obscenities. Here is a list of 44 words or phrases, that my husband compiled over a few months of unemployment, and complete and utter lack of anything better to do with his time, seemingly, that sound dirty, but are completely innocent!

  1. Coccyx - Technical name for the tailbone
  2. Angina - Chest pain caused by poor blood circulation
  3. Rectory - The home of a priest
  4. Depository - A place where things of value deposited for safekeeping
  5. Septum - A thin membrane that separates two cavities of the body
  6. Penal Code - A legal document containing laws and regulations of a certain subject
  7. Erector Set - A brand of construction toy popular in America
  8. Virginia - A state on the eastern coast of the United States of America
  9. Masticate - To grind or crush something
  10. Master Debater - One who can defeat others in debate
  11. Analgesic - A medication that reduces pain
  12. Cunning Linguist - A creative speaker
  13. Homo Erectus - An extinct human-like species of mammals
  14. Breast Stroke - A swimming style
  15. Anal Retentive - A term used to describe a control freak
  16. Venus - The second planet from the sun in the Milky Way galaxy
  17. Cockpit - The control deck of a flying vehicle
  18. Shuttlecock - A projectile used in the game of badminton
  19. Tight End - An offense position in American football
  20. Djibouti - A country in Africa
  21. Blue Footed Booby - A kind of bird known for its blue feet
  22. Woodpecker - A kind of bird, guess what it does?
  23. Asinine - Completely foolish
  24. Conch - The shell of a sea snail
  25. Uvula - The little hangy ball in the back of your throat
  26. Lake Titicaca - A large body of water located between Bolivia and Peru
  27. Tentacles - The appendages of an octopus or squid
  28. Dictator - A supreme ruler
  29. Peacock - A kind of bird, known for large, colorful rear plumage
  30. Organism(s) - A living thing
  31. Spelunking - Cave exploring
  32. Penal Colony - A settlement of exiled peoples
  33. Cockamamie - Ridiculous
  34. Cockapoo - A breed of dog
  35. Rectified - Clarified or set right
  36. Butler - A servant
  37. Rebuttal - A statement or evidence given, to contradict a previously implied notion
  38. Poop Deck - The deck of a ship that forms the roof of the cabin
  39. Pro Bono - Free, derived from Latin, meaning “for the public good”
  40. Ramifications – Results or consequences
  41. Subpoena – A legal document, summoning witnesses to court
  42. Titillated - stimulated by touch, or tickled, or excited
  43. Diction - The use of words in speech or writing
  44. Tittle - The dot on top of the lowercase letters i and j


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Very funny!! Never knew what a tittle was. I have a mission tomorrow - try to spead the word about this funny hub to all of my friends.


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TMApsey 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks! It's good to know my husband's boredom has not gone to waste!


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Very interesting, funny and informative hub.....your husband did not waste time if one person can learn something from his research....you can count me as at least one person that learned something..voted up and funny.


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Steve Lensman 5 years ago from London, England

Hoho very nice.

You missed a couple -

Shih Tzu - a breed of dog.

Bangkok - Capital of Thailand.

Up and fanny. :)


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applecsmith 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This is a very entertaining post, and I learned something new.

Voted up and funny!


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

These are great! I needed a good laugh.


marellen 5 years ago

Thanks for the smile......Some of those are great.


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Jaymye Allen 5 years ago from Sherman, Texas

A word to the wise: when the Hub amuses you so much you must share by reading out loud, MAKE SURE YOU ENUNCIATE PROPERLY! ROTFLOL! My husband and I got quite a laugh when I was reading so quickly some of the words turned into "dirty" words! Voted up and funny. Thanks!


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DDS 5 years ago from Toronto

Ha Ha! I am ashamed to admit I enjoyed that. Thank you for disseminating it and creating such interesting intercourse!

:-P


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, loved this! ha ha some many that I had either not heard of or forgotten, thanks for the laugh!


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uncorrectedvision 5 years ago from Indiana

You forgot the Grande Tetons and Volvo. Although Lake Titicaca is one of my favorites, particularly because it is a conjunction of two dirty words making it especially problematic.


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Escobana 5 years ago from Valencia

While reading your Hub, I decided I will be using one specific term from now on, to explain about the wonders of living you life as a control freak.

Anal Retentive! Hilarious! The anal part makes is as dirty as can be! Loved your Hub, voted up, awesome, and funny:-)


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Specialist5 4 years ago from Norwich, CT USA

Awesome. Kudos to the "mister." Is that dirty? Ha, ha. I lived in WI for a year and a half and never met anyone this smart. Great "piece." How about mufti? I know what it means. Thumbs up and funny, funny, funny. These would be real good for scrable. How about a new board game? Are there more "coming."


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TMApsey 4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

There is definitely more on the way!


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megni 4 years ago

Who would've thought to write such an interesting Hub! You sound hilarious and unafraid. Thanks


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CountryCityWoman 4 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

This is wonderful - so creative. Thanks a million and rated up and awesome. Oh yay!


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

WOW, i am sure that everyone can find one to relate to.( shame on me)don't ask which one I liked, instead read some of my poetry and then try to guess.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I've included this hub in my list of favorite hubs I've read this week ending March 11.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Very good! I really got a kick out of this.....Your hubby definitely had some idle time on his hands! His efforts made for an interesting and FUNNY hub!! UP++


jm12012 3 years ago

How about...

HOREHOUND - A flavoring used in hard candy.

THESPIAN - An actor. (Even ones who are straight.)

FUGUE - A form of classical music. (Bach was good at them.)

EROSION - Wearing away at something.

SAPSUCKER - A type of woodpecker. (Ha-ha-ha-HAAA-ha!!)


Jason 3 years ago

So there is Venus but no Uranus...


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josters 3 years ago from Dresden, Germany

Very good and entertaining. Lists do not only work on BuzzFeed as we can see...

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