The word "varmint" still makes me snicker, pretty much every time I hear it or even think it. I'm not sure why exactly it is so funny, but I think it's largely because of the sound. Varmint! Hee!
And wouldn't it be cool to pair up Shakespeare with Yosemite Sam and call someone a "varletty varmint"? Hee!
Yes, I am easily amused by words.