Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22352 – 817:
Here’s the haps:
Order of operations, octopus, orange, orangutan, onomatopoeia, outside, okay, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, origami, original, opulent, octagon, Oh bother, Ottowa, Oconomowoc, oh brother, oh boy, oy vey iz mir!
Today’s letter, if you have been on track the whole month so far (As I have. So far.) in the Blogging A – Z Challenge is O. I confess that I was just not feeling it. I even asked people, “Give me a word or phrase that starts with ‘O'” and the above paragraph is a partial list of what I got although there were a lot I couldn’t remember. Well, except for onomatopoeia. I had decided earlier that I wanted to use it but the challenge to myself was that I would use it only if I could spell it so I wrote it down on a piece of paper and then typed it in and double-checked it. Yup! I had it spelled right.
Anyway, I just wasn’t really feeling it tonight but yet I really wanted to do this challenge thing right. So, according to Merriam-Webster:
Definition of onomatopoeia
1: the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (such as buzz, hiss)also: a word formed by onomatopoeia…“onomatopoeia,” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onomatopoeia. Accessed 4/17/2021.
So, when you see the old Batman (Adam West is the only Batman for me.) shows from the sixties where they have the effects like, “Sock,” “Wham,” “Bang,” “Pow,” etc. it is an example of onomatopoeia. Bark, Woof, clip-clop, fizz, and many others are all examples of it.
Remember, the Good Book says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.”