Monday, March 28, 2011


Charlie Williams is an author, sound impressionist and kids comedian from the state of Washington. He is famous for making the most amazing sounds with his voice, that is why they call him the Noiseguy. In his performances he also teaches kids to make cool sounds themselves, making the show really interactive. Definitely check out his awesome website and videos.
Here's a video.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


The Aargh Page is a page showing counts of the many different spellings of "aargh" on the web. An excellent display of how search engines can be used for research!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Poetry by *iPawed on deviantART

onomatopoeia by *iPawed on deviantART

Swinging. Click the link above to read the whole thing.


"doors click in frames - too audible
to pass unnoticed, but
not loud enough to entitle 'rattle'

i hear cars thrum past,
     [i'm still not wholly used to that];
a bizarre sound of travel and air disturbance
that isn't quite encompassed by
swish or woosh:

     onomatopoeia is never as easy
     as the word suggests.

the wind strips the trees and
i strip,"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Onomatopoeia: also the name of a DC comics supervillain

Onomatopoeia (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Onomatopoeia is a DC Comics supervillain who has faced Green Arrow and Batman. He first appeared in Green Arrow #12 (March 2002). He was created by writer Kevin Smith and artist Phil Hester. IGN's Daniel Crown called him 'one of the coolest new villains of the decade'.[1]"
... "His name is derived from the fact that he imitates noises around him, such as dripping taps, gunshots etc."

Urban Dictionary: Aaugh!

Urban Dictionary: Aaugh!: "Aaugh!

Exclaimation of dismay, commonly used, and originaly created by the Peanuts gang by Charles Schulz. Used frequently by Charlie Brown in the following situations:
Losing a Baseball game
Having the football pulled away by Lucy
In an embarrasing situation"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Poetry by jana ghossein

Voices around (onomatopoeia) by jana ghossein excerpt: "The cows go moo
the ghost says boo
beez goes buzz
pepsi goes fizz
the bombs goes boom
the elecricity goes zip zap zoom
people goes achoo
ans when i am done i say wohoo! !"

Demon Blood & Onomatopoeia | Books | Portland Mercury

Demon Blood & Onomatopoeia | Books | Portland Mercury: "VOOSH-KLONK! KA-THUNK! BA-AAARF! I know it's a sad little cliché to begin anything having to do with comics with comics-y sound effects—it's about a half step short of the no-shit-Sherlock revelation 'Why, these funny books aren't just for kids anymore!'—but with Skullkickers, I can't help it. (Sorry!)"