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#137934 - 01/25/05 11:46 AM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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Hubba-bubba

Edit: I think there's 'hubba-dubba,' too.

#137935 - 01/25/05 12:52 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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#137936 - 01/26/05 09:41 AM Re: another theme - reduplications  
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flimflam [One of the many onomatopic reduplications expressive of contempt; cf. fidfad, skimble-skamble, whimwham. Possibly based on a Scandinavian word which may have existed in some Eng. dialects; cf. ON. flim a lampoon, flimska mockery, flimta to flout.]

some wordsmiths have been described as being flimflam *men.

*meant to be all-inclusive


Not to nitpick, but I think the adjective form of onomatopoeia is onomatopoetic...


#137937 - 01/26/05 02:41 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
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>onomatopoetic

it's good that you didn't nitpick then. I blame Bill Gates, as the word in the original was onomatopœic [no t], in which œ didn't survive the cut & paste.

as a typo, onomatopic is not quite rare -- 15 google hits.


#137938 - 01/26/05 03:02 PM Re: poetry  
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Onelook has 9 listings for onomatopoetic (which I keep wanting to read as uh-NO-muh-ta-po-ET-ic. Or ON-oh-mah-toe-po-ET-ik). Anyway, it has 12 listings for onomatopoeic.


#137939 - 01/26/05 03:03 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
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15 hits sounds quite rare to me.


#137940 - 01/26/05 03:09 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
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>rare

my view of "rare" has been warped by the OED; when they marked a word rare it signalled that they found fewer than three usages in the Written Records.


#137941 - 01/26/05 04:31 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
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Ah! I see, tsuwm. But I don't expect the OED considers the 'written record' to include Google hits! Ha! I'd love to hear what someone on the OED thinks about Google sites as 'written record.'


#137942 - 01/26/05 04:39 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
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> I'd love to hear what someone on the OED thinks about Google sites as 'written record.'

I can answer this precisely, if'n I can only find the apposite email! for now, I'll précis it for you: at this point in the time-space continuum, not much.


#137943 - 01/26/05 06:11 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
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Hey, this is great, tsuwm. I just discovered you 'below the fold'. Maybe we can do some cross-threading.

Dr. Bill [wwh] has come up with another good one:

Dum-Dum

dumˇdum ( P ) Pronunciation Key (dmdm)
n.
A hollow-point small-arms bullet designed to expand upon impact, inflicting a gaping wound.

[After Dum Dum, a town of northeast India.]

re Hubba-bubba Edit: I think there's 'hubba-dubba,' too.

There is also hubba-hubba, Wordwind.

When I was a kid there was a litty ditty that went around that went like this:

Hubba hubba
What a figure
Two more legs
And you'll look like Trigger.

"Trigger" dates this ditty, of course. "Trigger" was the famous Palomino that starred with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Roy Rogers actually had Trigger stuffed when he died. I wonder if Trigger is still around?

Yep. Trigger is still around - at the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum in Branson, MO:

this museum is dedicated to the famous duo Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. So, if you're a fan, head over for an afternoon of looking at exhibits that include personal artifacts of the two celebrities and western and cowboy related items, such as Roy Rogers' trusty horse, Trigger, stuffed and mounted. Be sure to visit the entertaining Happy Trails Theatre with daily performances by Roy "Dusty" Rogers, Jr.

http://www.10bestcityguides.com/details.process/OID_0D9A56E1
/MID_433/CID_11/SID_26/BID_61545/BID_61339/


Personally, I'm not sure I would want to see Trigger stuffed. I would rather see him in reruns. :)






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