Monday, August 04, 2008

Animal Noises

This, from the Wikipedia definiton of "onomatopeia":

"...a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing, suggesting its source object, such as "click," "bunk", "clang," "buzz," "bang," or animal noises such as "oink", "slurp", or "meow". The word is a synthesis of the Greek words όνομα (onoma, = "name") and ποιέω (poieō, = "I make" or "I create") thus it essentially means "name creation", although it makes more sense combining "name" and "I do", meaning it is named (and spelled) as it sounds (e.g. quack, bang, etc.)."

Question: What animal says slurp?


Katie said...

A frog eating a long spaghetti noodle... Obviously.

stan said...