Onomatopoeia – Now that is a word I learnt today. Even though we have been using those kind of sounds frequently, I never knew they had a word to represent them 🙂 Nice to hear! Thank you Linda.

When you have a kid in your family who is totally obsessed (to the level that it is a little worrying now!) with cars (He has around 60-70 cars as his toys and yet, he still wanted me to buy a McQueen car from US for him and since he is my only nephew and I get to spoil him, I got him a McQueen and Sally just to be sure) you get a lot of vrroom, vrroom and bam! and pam pam (for the horn) sounds when he tells a story with his cars. I also get so inspired by him and the way he talks about and with his cars, that when I drive and if the traffic is really very bad, I tend to make those sounds inside the confines of my car and especially when I am alone (like those times when I want to honk so loudly but feel bad about it, I make those pam pam sounds or when I wish I could just vrroom those small streets to get to my destination without the traffic). Also I have seen that the kids start to recognize things using the sounds first. Like a duck for example, even before she could start saying the word, my first niece used to call it a ‘quack! quack!’ when she saw them anywhere. We can associate a lot of animals by their sounds, but seriously what does a fox say? 😉

Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “onomatopoeia.” An onomatopoeia is “the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.” (Source: Google) Find an onomatopoeic word of your own to base your post on or, as a last resort, use the word “drip.” You don’t have to use the word “onomatopoeia” in your post. Have fun!

SoCS Badge by Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

4 thoughts on “Grrrrr!”

  1. I believe a fox yelps or barks even, but I’m not about to try to make the noise.
    I much prefer to quack. Great post. Writing about the sounds children first make is a great idea. It’s an important stage of their development. My one-year-old even does an elephant. His father taught him that one.
    I’m glad this was the first SoCS post I read this morning.


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