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….