"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 5 April 2009


Onomatopoeia (on-o-mat- o-PEA-a) is using words that imitate the sound they denote.

Examples include words such as "hiss". "tick-tock", "click", "clang", "buzz", "burble", "bang", "oink", "moo", and "meow".

1 comment:

  1. Me again. (Check your main blog)
    Quick one (late at night)

    Have you come across Jeffrey Kacirks Forgotten English.
    365 day calendar

    Will explain myself better later but am very impressed at your blogs imput. Plus your photos put mine to shame.