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    Default Onomatopoeic words..

    Onomatopoeic words are those which seem to sound like their meaning..The most obvious example would be the cow that moos ( all over the world?!) ...So how about having a thread on it?

    Cows moo...

    sausages in a frying pan...?

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    Default Re: Onomatopoeic words..

    Sizzle.

    Here's my favorite:

    A device consisting of a rubber-edged blade perpendicular to its handle, that is used for wiping water off glass.

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    Default Re: Onomatopoeic words..

    Squeegee

    The noise a cat makes to get your attention...

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    Default Re: Onomatopoeic words..

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    Sizzle.
    Here's my favorite:
    A device consisting of a rubber-edged blade perpendicular to its handle, that is used for wiping water off glass.
    Not to put too fine a point on it, but the squeegee wasn't named after the squeak noise it sometimes makes.....in medieval times, such a device was called a squilgee, and was made from the tale of a whale and used to scrape fish debris and residue off the decks of fishing boats.

    (turning off Cliff Clavin voice now)

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    Default Re: Onomatopoeic words..

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Squeegee

    The noise a cat makes to get your attention...
    Mew or meow, there are dialects and variants...here in Brazil they miau..


    Oops, almost forgot to add..

    She jumped into the pool and ........ water all around,showing how overweight she was..

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    Default Re: Onomatopoeic words..

    Did she splash water all around?

    And what noise are those sheep making in the field outside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Did she splash water all around?

    And what noise are those sheep making in the field outside?

    If it's close to Christmas, they say "Baaaaaah, humbug."

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    Ouisch, try to remember to add a new one, ok?
    Oh, stop ______________ will you? Speak up man, I can barely hear you!What did you just say? ( tip, it starts with m...)

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    Mumbling.


    George Michael's former band made me want to _________ my head against a wall.

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    bang -
    When you are hungry your stomach ....

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