Words – I love words! And I often ponder the meaning and origin of words. I wonder how people come up with a word when something new comes along, especially in our world today with technology speeding us forward at a rate faster than sound.
A few years ago, I learned a word that by definition means ‘a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes’. Onomatopoeia Just try saying it! But the words that are (this) are easy – like:
Whoosh! Burp! Ahem (have I got your attention yet)
Chirp! Moo! Purr! Ruff!
Can’t you just hear those sounds? Wish I could play them here for you!
This word came into my mind the other morning:
Do you remember Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke singing this song in the movie Mary Poppins?
Here’s a video clip – enjoy (and just see if you can get that word out of your head for the rest of the day) LOL
Happy words! Blessings, Peg