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noun: The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.
[Late Latin, from Greek onomatopoiia, from onomatopoios, coiner of names : onoma, onomat-, name + poiein, to make.]
"I couldn't say the f-word for a while. I would explain the situation
and not say the word. It is one of those words that sounds like what it
is. I think that is called onomatopoeia. Fired is a harsh cutting word."
Why doesn't onomatopoeia sound the way it is?
This week's theme: What would you ask words if you could speak with them?
X-BonusThe past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality. -Robert Pirsig