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->''"Carrageenan, Monteljohn. Can you detect me to the nearest bus stamp?"''
-->-- '''Senor Cardgage''', WebAnimation/HomestarRunner

Using InherentlyFunnyWords or random gibberish to humorous effect. Often used in SurrealHumor. Contrast with WordSaladHorror (unless dealing with some serious BlackComedy).

The (usually derisive) phrase "[[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd monkey]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RWdyjSutKQ cheese]]" is also sometimes used to describe such humor.

Occasions in which WordSaladHumor may be employed:
* DadaComics
* NonSequiturThud
* RealDreamsAreWeirder
* SurrealHumor
* TalkativeLoon
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible
* WordSaladLyrics
* YoutubePoop
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[[folder: Advertising ]]

* Rowntree's "Randoms" campaign had people dropping the names of the various shapes of the sweets into otherwise normal dialogue.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The ''Happy Noodle Boy'' one-shot comics in ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' by Jhonen Vasquez.
** Jhonen Vasquez's works in general have a lot of this.

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[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* In addition to his usual [[GrossOutShow gross-out humour]], the infamous ComicsNix also makes heavy use of this trope. Typically, he'll use a mish-mash of completely unrelated and often obscure words to describe something or someone, occasionally hiding exactly ''one'' relevant term among them.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Dream, vision, hallucination, revelation and/or brainwashing sequences in ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' and its spinoffs tend to be either this or WordSaladHorror, although they are frequently both simultaneously, combining imagery from everything from Literature/TheBible and ClassicalMythology to Masonic lore, {{Occultism}} and the Main/{{Kabbalah}} to HPLovecraft, pornography and ComicStrip/KrazyKat with ArcWords chosen seemingly at random and very clever yet completely nonsensical wordplay.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4onhPFyfrM Zabadak]]:
-->Zabadak,
-->Karakakora kakarakak
-->Zabadak
-->Shai shai skagalak
* [[http://www.ferin.com/words.mp3/ Bulbous Bouffant by The Vestibules]] takes the surrealism inherent in the sound of words and eventually turns it into a kind of poetry.
* The song "Hubba Hubba Zoot Zoot" by Carumba.
* Comedy music act Worm Quartet's lead singer (and sole member) Shoebox has numerous songs that consist entirely of syntactically correct gibberish. If you listen long enough, things like "my prostitute has evaporated" almost start to make sense.
* "Drinking Out Of Cups" by Dan Deacon, a spoken word piece that later became better known when [[SiflAndOlly Liam Lynch]] made a short animation to go with it. Passages like "Who's this guy? Mr. Balloons? Mr. Balloon hands?" and "I'm in love with the seahorses. They're fuckin' unreal. I love them, they're like all the clocks..." were the result of him acting like a macho Long Islander stereotype and spontaneously responding to things he saw while watching a TV on mute (although some people [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs have other ideas about its origins]]).
* "[[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozs079hRq8c/ Francium]]" sung by Hatsune Miku.

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[[folder: New Media ]]

* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', full stop, with characters often inserting bizarre malapropisms randomly into otherwise normal dialog. There are also the characters Homsar and Senor Cardgage, who only ever speak this way.
-->'''Homsar:''' My name's Millions, and I'm the son of a Chipwich!\\
'''Senor Cardgage:''' Carageenan, Montlejohn. Can you detect me to the nearest bus stamp?
* LOLcats seems to revolve around extracting humour from posting pictures of cats alongside AOL-speak.
** The earliest "Caturday" pictures had proper language and were still plenty funny, making this ''another'' instance of {{Flanderization}}.
* This is the appeal of most YouTubePoop.
* [[http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama The Llama Song]]. Llama llama cheesecake llama tablet brick potato llama.
* [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/23/spam_poetry_compendium/ Spam poetry]], composed of the randomized text which spammers use to trip up filters. The "Hello Muscle palace" message [[http://www.mugglenet.com/emails.shtml here]] is an example.

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[[folder: Television ]]

* Many of ''TheMuppetShow'''s musical numbers were acapella non-verbals arranged for a song-like quality. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpcUxwpOQ_A&feature=related Especially funny when done with characters whose speech is incomprehensible.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDFgtFXfnv0 Even moreso if the original is in a language the audience doesn't understand anyway.]]
* Taken to its logical conclusion by Eric Idle in the ''RutlandWeekendTelevision'' sketch 'Gibberish', which takes a typical television interview, then simply removes the dialogue and replaces it with random silly words. The sketch with Henry Woolf was then reprised with Dan Aykroyd for American audiences on SaturdayNightLive.
-->"I see. Rapidly piddlepot strumming Hanover peace pudding mouse rumpling cuddly corridor cabinets?"
-->"Sick in a cup! Toejam whisper tap Sunderland shower-curtain, ice wallpaper cups grounchingly rubber king wrapped butter kissing-feathers definitely pheasantry daughter successfully douche dinner-bottom."
-->"Machine wrapped with butter?"
-->"Machine wrapped with butter."
* ''SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' and ''CartoonPlanet'' just ''loved'' this trope, with segments featuring Space Ghost, Zorak, and Brak just saying a single word, such as "pants", back-and-forth to each other for no reason.
* From ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' (one of a vastly ''enormous'' number of examples):
-->'''Raymond Luxury-Yacht''': That's not my name.
-->'''Interviewer''': I'm sorry, Raymond Luxury Yach-t.
-->'''Raymond Luxury-Yacht''': No, no, no. It's spelled Raymond Luxury-Yach-t, but it's pronounced 'Throat-Warbler Mangrove'.
-->'''Interviewer''': You're a very silly man, and I'm not going to interview you.
* In ''GilmoreGirls'', after Lorelai has just pointed out to Emily and Rory that both "oy" and "poodles" are very funny words
-->'''Lorelai''': In fact, if you put oy and poodle together in the same sentence, you'd have a great new catch phrase, you know? Like, oy with the poodles already. So from now on, when the perfect circumstances arise, we will use our favorite new catch phrase.
-->'''Rory''': Oy with the poodles already.
* The "Alex Trebek Has Gone Insane" segment of ''[[Creator/ConanOBrien Conan]]''. Through creative editing, Trebek ends up saying things like "J.Lo is slang for someone who communicates by extrasensory means with other Japanese yeast exports."

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', of all comics, occasionally dabbled in this:
-->'''Calvin''': Hey Dad. Know what I figured out? The meaning of words isn't a fixed thing! Any word can mean anything! By giving words new meanings, ordinary English can become an exclusionary code! Two generations can be divided by the same language! To that end, I'll be inventing new definitions for common words, so we'll be unable to communicate. Don't you think that's totally Spam? It's lubricated! Well, I'm phasing.
-->'''Father''': (Making the peace sign) Marvy. Fab. Far out.
** Another golden example is when Calvin is asked to explain Newton's First Law of Motion [[ExactWords in his own words]], and he writes, "[[LoopholeAbuse Yakka foob mog. Grug pubbawup zink wattoom gazork. Chumble spuzz.]]"
* ''Zippy'' has run on this trope for thirty years now.

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[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]

* GeorgeCarlin (in a list of everyday expressions that make no sense):
-->"In your own words." You know, you hear that a lot. In a court room or a classroom, they'll say "tell us... in your own words." Do you have your own words? Hey, I'm using the ones everyone else has been using! Next time they tell you to say something in your own words, say "Niq fluk bwarney quando floo!"

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* In ''Dogg's Hamlet'' by Creator/TomStoppard, most of the characters speak a language called "Dogg", which consists of English words given different meanings.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Occurs frequently in ''Webcomic/WhiteNinjaComics''
* The Chef Brian strips from ''CtrlAltDel'' most definitely qualify as this.
* Twisp and Catsby from ''PennyArcade'' are basically Chef Brian as two people. (Or possibly Chef Brian is them as one, depending on which came first. This led to accusations of {{Plagiarism}} against Tim Buckley, though Chef Brian came first).
* Known as Random-Access Humor in ''{{Sonichu}}''. It's horrendously unfunny, even when compared to other examples of WordSaladHumor.
* ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'', occasionally. Usually from Millie. "Armadillo! Armadillo! The cheese from Zimbabwe has lugubriously flattened my popcorn!"
* [[ThinkinLincoln George Washington]] tried this once just to see if it's funny. It was.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Grey Wolf's schtick in ''AHDotComTheSeries'' is basically halfway between this and NonSequiturThud.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/phonetic-translations Phonetic "translations"]] of foreign-language songs [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard into the listener's native language]] often fall into this. "My loony bun is fine Benny Lava!" "Distort that tart in my nub!"
* ''WeeblAndBob'': "Badger, badger, badger, badger. [[http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/badgers Mushroom, mushroom! Snake!"]]
* [[http://kansattica.livejournal.com Awesome in Kansattica]] does this sometimes.
* Some of the answers in ''TimsChemistryExam'' fall into this trope, such as "fork + shoe = spleen".
* BadLipReading, a {{YouTube}} channel that essentially does elaborate [[GagDub gag dubs]] of pop music videos (and later, also clips from films and TV shows), uses a lot of this kind of humor. Witness Music/RebeccaBlack singing about gang fights and chicken, {{Ludacris}} claiming to be "a magic man with a magic goose", and MileyCyrus wanting to "get dumb and bang a wizard".
* [[http://twitter.com/#!/Horse_ebooks @Horse_ebooks]], at first glance, is a {{Website/Twitter}} bot that tweets random, broken sentences from ebooks (actually part of a ViralMarketing campaign). Initially its tweets were about horses, with the creator running a number of similar bots that focused on other subjects (in a rather pathetic attempt at advertising a shady ebook website), but Horse_ebooks is the only one still standing, as it seems to have a talent for creating entertaining nonsense that inspired people [[http://horseebooks.tumblr.com/ to write]] {{fanfiction}}, [[http://horseecomics.tumblr.com/ draw comics]] and [[http://horseeposters.com/#34230786360 make posters]]. It's followed by over a hundred and fifty thousand people.
** [[ARG/PronunciationBook And now it's over!]]
* ''SongsToWearPantsTo'': Andrew Huang and fellow {{YouTube}}r Gunarolla have a series of shorts called "We Are What You Tweet", with dialogue submitted by viewers via twitter. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E3eGg85EKI Conversations full of wacky non-sequiturs ensue]].
* LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} uses this all day. Less so now than in his earlier videos, which he thinks came off as forced.
* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', he was annoyed by the movie treating the line "[[CaptainObvious That's a lotta fish]]" as though it was a gut-busting joke, and declared even just having the line be "poppity pop pop pop" would have been a funnier joke.
* The vast majority of the popular jokes on {{Tumblr}} fall into this category. It's sometimes even used for ''insults'', which can and often does lead to {{Narm}}.
* [[http://i.imgur.com/fBYlrAo.png Bam Ham City]]
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' discusses this in the episode "So Random!" Pinkie considers it the ultimate form of humor, but Cranky isn't impressed.
-->'''Pinkie:''' What are you talking about? Everyone wants to be my friend, I'm hilarious! Chicken strudel!\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Pinkie:''' Why won't you laugh, you, uh, you stone-hearted... No, cold-hearted! No... you don't even have a heart! You have a stone... made of cold.\\
'''Cranky:''' No, you're not funny. You're just saying random words in a funny accent and thinking that's the same as comedy.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''{{Rejected}}'''s first sketch basically consists of a man saying "Mah spoon is too big" in various inflections, then an anthropomorphic banana appears and yells "I am a banana!", followed by a vacuum cleaner noise. It still manages to be hilarious.
** "Tuesday's coming. Did you bring your coat?"
** "I'm feeling fat, and sassy."
** "I am the Queen of France."
* Pinkie Pie, a character in the cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment well-known]] for being prone to quirky, nonsensical, random behavior, sometimes resulting in Word Salad-esque lines. The trope appears in an obvious form during "The Last Roundup", in which Pinkie Pie tortures Applejack with inane babbling until she confesses.
--> "Isn't that just the funnest thing to say? Pickle barrel, pickle barrel, pickle barrel! Say it with me: pickle barrel kumquat, pickle barrel kumquat, [[{{Portmanteau}} chimicherrychunga]]!"
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has examples like "If I'm lucky, one day Mr. Talent will rub his tentacles on my art!" (The title itself would probably count, if it wasn't a concise description of the protagonist.)
* ''InvaderZim'', being another JhonenVasquez work, has it all over the place. Radioactive rubber pants, anyone?

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[[folder: Memetic Mutation ]]

* A semi-legendary post at the Website/FourChan in response to a trailer for ''VideoGame/TheConduit'': "[[http://images.blippitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Harbfeadtuegwtdlml_4chan.jpg Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like]]?"
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[[folder: Other ]]

* Creator/DurwoodFincher, a.k.a. "Mr. Doubletalk", has this as his main shtick. He pretends to be giving people serious interviews, but he mixes in NonSequitur phrases with complete gibberish. His interviewees are usually too polite to comment on the nonsense, so they try to give legitimate answers to the gobbledygook. Perhaps best illustrated by his CatchPhrase: "What, if any, and if not, how much?"
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