Or a hair dryer in the tub.

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10 Responses to Or a hair dryer in the tub.

  1. Dahve says:

    Oh my. Definitely one of my favorites.

  2. Chaz says:

    – or –

    store-brand Rice Krispies that have been on the shelf too long.

  3. Mike says:

    Of course those are english onomatopoeias.

  4. Stef says:

    Ha! Definitely brightened my day.

  5. PKM says:

    @Mike: do you know non-English onomatopoeiae? Please share! The only ones I know are that French cows go “buuu” and a handful of Japanese ones like “doki doki” and “guru guru”

    Don’t zap-gurgle-croak me, bro!

  6. iPott says:

    I know German ones.
    Uhu for eagle owls (they ‘makin this sound, look at the latin name bubo bubo :D)
    Lots of word children use are onomatopoeiae, like wau-wau (pronunciation sowthing like wow-wow) for dog.
    And there are some like Klick, Bang or miau…

  7. ISammael says:

    In Hebrew, schilshul (sp?) is what happens when you have too much prune juice.

  8. Henryk Wistreich says:

    I guess most every language has them (not necessarily tasers and hair dryers, though).

    I know quite some in Polish and Danish, but most of them are only remotely possible to pronounce.

  9. Sonny Downtown says:

    When I saw this I first thought it said ‘death by toaster’. Works equally well I think :)

  10. Debbie says:

    ha ha! i also read it as death by toaster until i saw Sonny Downtown’s post :)