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Funny sounding words in english
« on: December 28, 2006, 09:49:23 pm »
onamonapeta ftw.
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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 03:46:04 am »
onamonapeta ftw.

onamonapeta eff tee doubleyou would have been funnier...

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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006, 07:25:01 am »
Why isn't onamotapoeia spelled like it sounds?
That's the problem with heroes, really. Their only purpose in life is to thwart others. They make no plans, develop no strategies. They react instead of act. Without villains, heroes would stagnate. Without heroes, villains would be running the world. Heroes have morals. Villains have work ethic.

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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006, 07:28:32 am »
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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2006, 07:30:38 am »
*onomatopoeia...

and it's because it doesn't have to do with spelling things phonetically, but by referring to sounds by a phonetic approximation of the sound itself.


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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 05:21:02 am »
Why isn't onamotapoeia spelled like it sounds?

because of the delicious irony that is the english language

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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2006, 07:27:17 am »
This thread doens't make sense anymore, so i am free to run around in my pink tu tu.

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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2006, 09:52:46 am »
Why isn't onamotapoeia spelled like it sounds?

because of the delicious irony that is the english language

it's not ironic! ironic is getting hit by an insulin truck on your way to the hospital to get insulin!

it's not even coincidental, since as i noted, onomatopoeia has to do with naming, not spelling.


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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2006, 02:59:56 pm »
Why isn't onamotapoeia spelled like it sounds?

because of the delicious irony that is the english language

See also: 'Lisp'

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Re: Two Amazing Looking Movies - Transformers & 300
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2006, 03:36:07 pm »
Why isn't onamotapoeia spelled like it sounds?

because of the delicious irony that is the english language

it's not ironic! ironic is getting hit by an insulin truck on your way to the hospital to get insulin!

it's not even coincidental, since as i noted, onomatopoeia has to do with naming, not spelling.

Okay, fair point. But hte word phoenetic isnt spelt phoenetically!

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words. Also a classic.

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Re: Funny sounding words in english
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2006, 05:56:16 pm »
How about pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Longest word in the English dictionary and is a lung disease. Of course, if you had this lung disease you'd probably have quite a bit of trouble trying to tell someone else what disease you've got.

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Re: Funny sounding words in english
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2006, 06:03:56 pm »
How about pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Longest word in the English dictionary

Needs hyphenating.

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Re: Funny sounding words in english
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2006, 07:54:18 pm »
long words are always suspect... especially the fear of long words (only one p btw), which is only ever used in this context and which is essentially comprised of three redundant prefixes. a long word can be reasonably called "sesquipedalian;" literally "A foot and a half long." adding two more things meaning "big" doesn't help much.

lisp, yes. stutter also.

whether or not pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis has a hyphen is debateable, because again it is only ever used as an example of a big word. as i remember, though, it has a bit more of a reasonable background story.

so if we're going to let these through, might as well let chemicals through:

sodium­meta­diamino­para­dioxy­arseno­benzoe­methylene­sulph­oxylate.

or how about this one. (Scroll down)



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Re: Funny sounding words in english
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2006, 07:57:34 pm »
How about we pratice some flocci­nauci­nihili­pili­fication, which means "Declaring somethign worthless."  Like this topc, perhaps...?

Though worthless it's very entertaining, so perhaps it's not approprate...

How about we go to hawii and see the humuhumu-nukunuku-a-pua‘a instead.. ?
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Re: Funny sounding words in english
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2006, 08:13:04 pm »
whether or not pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis has a hyphen is debateable, because again it is only ever used as an example of a big word.

If it has a hyphen (or several), great. If not, it bloody well should anyway.