Even Perez Hilton sometimes compares these shows. I like both, but prefer HIMYM. There are many simple reasons why they are different, so here are just a few:
1) 5 vs 6: This may seem extremely minor, but it is a very different dynamic. The plot lines of Friends episodes often (but not always) follow 3 pairs of the Friends doing various things together. On HIMYM there seems to be more intermingling of plots (in my opinion).
2) Inspiration: HIMYM is loosely based on Carter and Craig's lives. They are the creators of the show and the idea started somewhat autobiographically.
The HIMYMD (How I Met Your Mother Dictionary) was first published in 2009. The HIMYMD is a compilation of words the etymology of which can be found in the roots of How I Met Your Mother history. All of the following was written by the fabulous writers of How I Met Your Mother, we are just putting it into one big list.If you wish to make a contribution to the HIMYMD, by all means add your word to the list in the form of a comment.
The Official How I Met Your Mother Dictionary
Awesome (adj):Inspiring awe. Ex:How's not playing Laser tag because playing laser tag is awesome!