Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Best Evil Laugh

I think we should get serious for a minute here. One of the important questions that popped up in my mind the other day was one about evil laughs, specifically how they're spelt and said.

Personally I'm partial to an evil laugh with some Ws in it. I feel that Ws add a depth and that bit more character. I like an evil laugh like this:

"Mwuh ha ha ha haaah mwuh haaa."

One shouldn't confuse it with the classic

"Mwah ha ha ha haaah mwah haaa. "

It's one that's favoured by girls, hence the cunningly disguised kiss at the beginning and towards the end.

My friend T is partial to a little:


It's not for me. The whole thing in capitals makes it too shouty, a little too aggressive. If you've ever read any Terry Pratchett then you'll know that only Death talks in capitals. The lack of space between the "ha"s means that many fellows, those without special training, can die from a lack of air while attempting it.

Some people, mostly in strange faraway lands, spell it with a B. That doesn't seem right to me, I hear no Bs in my head when there's an evil laugh cackling away.


It's more the evil laugh of a gay Uncle with a slight speech impediment, in fact it's more of a laugh, perhaps with a little bit of spit at the beginning.

What's your favourite one?


Sach said...


Gypsy said...

The 'w' messes it up, R.

I can't believe that, when we were talking about this the other day, you said you thought an evil laugh should be 'hearty'. Trust you.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Yes T, I like some Ws in my evil laughs. Have you misunderstood me?

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of "Nyuk nyuk nyuk"? That is apparently The Three Stooges Laugh. My preference is for "yuk yuk."

Anonymous said...

Internet Wikipedia has this information for evil laugh: "Evil laughter or Maniacal Laughter is a stock manic laugh by a villain in fiction. In comic books, where supervillains utter such laughs, it is variously rendered as mwahahaha, muwhahaha, muahahaha, bwahahaha, pwahahaha, kekekeke or kyahahaha (female version) (Compared to Ho ho ho)." (Just thought you might be interested.)

Muffet said...

Muahahahahaahaahaaahaaa! I'm known for my evil laugh! :P

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if the aforementioned Three Stooges Laugh qualifies as an evil laugh. Upon more investigation in the internet, it seems that nyuk nyuk nyuk usually followed someone getting bopped on the head or some such enormity. I am thinking that that would qualify it as an evil laugh, as the laugher (Curly) is enjoying the plight of the person in dire straits. (Someone is advertising a Three Stooges ring tone, so one could well enjoy nyuk nyuk nyuk if one desired!)

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Anon - I am inclined to think that it's not so much of an evil laugh, like dastardly villains like Ming the Merciless would use. It's more comedy, with slightly evil undertones.It kind of sounds like an animal noise to me.