Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#137924 - 01/24/05 10:50 AM another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel
tsuwm  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
this too shall pass
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


#137925 - 01/24/05 01:44 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Jackie Offline
Jackie  Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
Ooh, ooh--I like the term ricochet words much better: it has more bang to it.


#137926 - 01/24/05 06:48 PM How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
place names can y'all think of?


#137927 - 01/24/05 09:13 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Buffalo Shrdlu  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Vermont
Bora Bora



formerly known as etaoin...
#137928 - 01/24/05 09:23 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Baden Baden


#137929 - 01/24/05 09:35 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,400
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel
of troy  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,400
rego park
Walla Walla

does Ho-ho-cus count too?


#137930 - 01/24/05 09:42 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Buffalo Shrdlu  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Vermont
New York, New York



formerly known as etaoin...
#137931 - 01/24/05 11:47 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Faldage  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Sing Sing


#137932 - 01/25/05 03:09 AM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Oh, if you can say New York, New York, then I sure as heck can do the double national capital + nation again:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
San Marino, San Marino
Monaco, Monaco
and (almost) Andorra la Vella, Andorra




#137933 - 01/25/05 03:53 AM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,529
themilum Offline
veteran
themilum  Offline
veteran

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,529
Aladamnbama the most watered s...
Back in '44 the first words I heard as I stepped onto
the beach at Leyte were: "My sister very goog pom-pom."

Pom-poms were cheap back in those days.

Later, during WWI in France, I was invited to invest in a 'zig-zig coucher'. I did; and have never regretted it to this day.

And then there was that time in New Orleans...






#137934 - 01/25/05 11:46 AM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Hubba-bubba

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

#137935 - 01/25/05 12:52 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel
AnnaStrophic  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 6,511
lower upstate New York
Pago-Pago


#137936 - 01/26/05 09:41 AM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1
CodPiece Offline
stranger
CodPiece  Offline
stranger

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1
In reply to:

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  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel
tsuwm  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
this too shall pass
>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  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Jackie Offline
Jackie  Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
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  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
15 hits sounds quite rare to me.


#137940 - 01/26/05 03:09 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel
tsuwm  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
this too shall pass
>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  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
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  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel
tsuwm  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
this too shall pass
> 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  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,385
plutarch Offline
veteran
plutarch  Offline
veteran

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,385
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. :)






#137944 - 01/26/05 08:44 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel
tsuwm  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
this too shall pass
plutarch, please shorten up your link.

here's one from the AWAD archives (hi Bill): shilly-shally

Reduplication of the question shall I?. {AHD}

NB: note punctuation!!


#137945 - 01/27/05 01:08 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,385
plutarch Offline
veteran
plutarch  Offline
veteran

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,385
plutarch, please shorten up your link.

How do I do that, tsuwm?

I have been posting here for over 3 years, as you know, and I have never had a link that was too long before. I'm not sure why this is a problem for anyone, but if it is I'll be happy to straighten it out lickety-splickety. :)


#137946 - 01/27/05 01:47 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel
maverick  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
> a problem

It just means that everyone has to scroll to and fro across the window for any post in the whole thread, Plutarch, so it helps if anyone wanting to use a long URL can break it into two lines (or use one of the redirection sites as advocated by our upside down friends). It's just a small bit of 'housekeeping' that makes life easier and may be a useful tip for any newcomers.


#137947 - 01/27/05 01:53 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,385
plutarch Offline
veteran
plutarch  Offline
veteran

Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,385
Hope it's OK now. Thanks.


#137948 - 01/27/05 02:17 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel
maverick  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 4,757
tutu welcome!


#137949 - 01/27/05 08:01 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,692
dxb Offline
Pooh-Bah
dxb  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,692
UK
Getting back to the mutton. We now have bling-bling to dazzle us.


#137950 - 01/27/05 08:20 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel
tsuwm  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
this too shall pass
as ASp has reminded us whereelse, a whole nother obsession is the Higgledy Piggledy setup line of the double dactyl.


Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,878
Posts223,791
Members9,009
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Akintola, VegasCaptain, Mallo, drad_dog, Kimi
9009 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 36 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,945
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.019s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 2.8657 MB (Peak: 3.1214 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-07-27 00:53:44 UTC