Archive for Onomatopoeia


I recently heard about Netflix’s fan event, known as Tudum. But I wasn’t sure how to pronounce that word, nor what it meant. Took me a while, but I eventually found out, from a 2021 article: Netflix subscribers know the "tudum" sound when they hear it, but maybe not how to spell it until now. […]


I saw a license plate a week or two ago that said MYRRRRH. Or maybe it was only three Rs, not sure. Either way, I liked it. My first thought was that it represented the sound of an engine smoothly purring. Later, I thought it might be a company name, or a band name, or […]