Fun with Words…

Warning: you are about to read an absolutely ridiculous post, in which I perfect the art of procrastination by playing with the word “onomatopoeia” (which has waaaay too many vowels–they should let the Russians at it–they know how to do consonants!). But it sure is fun to say!

According to my trusty desktop Oxford American Dictionary, onomatopoeia means the following:

“the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle).”

This is not to be confused with it’s near cousin: onomatopies, which basically identifies pies that are as good as they look. It’s a tricky distinction, but good to know.

I LOVE to make up words when I should really be getting some reading done. Oh great, and now I want pie….

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Thermochronic on February 10, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    And don’t forget onomatopeon, which are people that sound as small as they look.

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  2. Posted by Queen Mother on February 11, 2007 at 11:41 am

    The Queen Mother feels that you people spend way too much time with words and you should be instead paying homage to her by what ever method you can – pies works for her. She also has a concern that thermochronic is pointing a finger at her stature not recognizing her power.

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  3. Posted by Thermochronic on February 11, 2007 at 11:49 am

    I have No idea what you are talking about.

    Reply

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