[AFD 2008] Onomatopoeia Workshop - Exercise One: Starting off with a BANG!

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  1. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    Hello, friend. Welcome to the Onomatopoeia Workshop, hosted by me, The_Face! In this workshop, we will be learning about that wonderful, but tricky, literary device... onomatopoeia.


    First, a definition:

    So, with that, let's start off with Exercise One. First list 5 of your favorite onomatopoeia. Once you've posted your 5 you can interpret what others' could be the sound of. No repeats, please!

    1. BLAM
    2. ZING
    3. WHOOOOOSH
    4. TSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOPFFPOPBRRRRGHRATTATTATTATTATTAT
    5. snap-hiss
  2. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    1. SHOOP
    2. twang
    3. ACK
    4. Mmmmmm

    And, my personal favorite:

    5. BOOM!


  3. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    Okay, I am going to say...

    1. The sound of a doo-wop band's backup singer
    2. The sound of a bow string being flicked
    3. The sound of the comic strip "Cathy" being awful
    4. The sound of eating a delicious pancake =P~
    5. The sound of a 'SPLOSION!! [face_love]
  4. dianethx Force Ghost

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    Mar 1, 2002
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    1. a smashball against the side of a speeder
    2. 3PO's happy place
    3. Anakin falling through the traffic on Coruscant in AOTC
    4. a speeder hitting pavement
    5. the sound of Indy's whip

    Here's mine.

    1. CRASH
    2. POW
    3. Snerk
    4. ohyesohyesohhhhh
    5. vooomvooom
  5. HyperionRising Jedi Knight

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    Sep 15, 2007
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    1. Blorp
    2. heibeibi (all hail Gary Larson!)
    3. umpalumpa
    4. vwoosh
    5. kbibidbibidibang
  6. silverfighter Force Ghost

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    Apr 28, 2007
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    1. A fish drowning
    2. Someone at a loss for words
    3. An Oompa Loompa trying to say "Oompa Loompa" with taffy it its mouth
    4. A door opening
    5. A piece of metal falling down a drain

    Here's mine...

    1. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa
    2. KAPOW
    3. wheeewhoooo
    4. ffffffffffftttt
    5. haaaggaahoooggarrrdaaaadeeeeeeeeeee
  7. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 26, 2003
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    1. A stomach digesting vanilla pudding
    2. An over-eager foreign suitor trying to flirt in a bar
    3. The sound of chocolate being made!
    4. A quidditch player flying past
    5. A rubber-band slingshot going off

    *

    1. fwoosh
    2. zort
    3. zoink
    4. deeebeedeebe
    5. wawaaa
  8. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    1. Splash
    2. Splat
    3. Drip
    4. Screech
    5. Bang
  9. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    Mar 27, 2003
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    1. passing deadline
    2. alien flatulence
    3. "Game Over"
    4. fire alarm
    5. younger sibling
  10. JadeSolo Manager Emeritus

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    Sep 20, 2002
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    1. The sound of my GPA hitting the floor.
    2. The sound of a mobster making sure someone's sleepin' with the fishes.
    3. A person with nasal issues.
    4. Edit: Extremely inappropriate for a family-friendly forum.
    5. A motocross bike getting ready to make a jump.



    1. ChhgchhgchhgchhgVROOMBROOMVROOMBOOM
    2. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    3. Meh
    4. ififififififififif
    5. BLAMZOID!

  11. Jade_Pilot Force Ghost

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    Dec 10, 2005
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    1. Sound of my dog trying to get in the room while the door is closed.
    2. Sound of a women's brain on chocolate.
    3. My overall opinion of my Fiction Writing teacher this semester.
    4. Faulty fish tank filter.
    5. Sound of an afternoon thunderstorm here in Florida.

    Here are my five sounds:

    1. waOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOga
    2. Uhuh
    3. Pfffffffffffffffft!
    4. isnotistoo
    5. wingywee
  12. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    1. The sound of a man's eyes bulging
    2. The sound of ignorance
    3. The sound of a basketball dying
    4. The sound of a session of Congress
    5. The sound of ultimate despair
  13. 1Yodimus_Prime Force Ghost

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    Mar 13, 2004
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    1. blue raspberry
    2. wild watermelon
    3. orange crush
    4. rockin' cherry
    5. the bodacious mystery flavor!
    6. ...what was the question again?
  14. The_Face Ex-Manager

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    Don't worry, Yodimus, this is a workshop so we're here to help you out. :)

    Okay, so don't take this wrong, but the first mistake I notice with your list is that you posted 6 items instead of 5. This is an easy fix! All you have to do is delete one of them, or maybe change them to letters so nobody will bother to check how many there are. Soon you'll be hearing the sweet sound of onomatopoeia success!*



    *"brrrrlllghhptoo"
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