Happy 2019! We hope that you had a whizz-bang festive season and that you’re ready to smash, crash and KERBLAM your way into your best year yet. And if that hasn’t got your “onomatopoeia” instincts piqued, then maybe this week’s book giveaway will. It’s called Words That Go Ping by Barbara Lasserre and it brings the neglected world of onomatopoeia to life in this witty little gem which will delight language lovers
If it goes ‘moo' then every child knows it's a cow. If it goes ‘Wham! Bam! Crash!' we're in a fast-paced comic. But what goes ‘krknout'?
Barbara Lasserre takes us on a playful journey through the delightful world of words that mimic sounds. Normally relegated to children's books, cartoons and comedians, she shows how these often ancient words reveal unexpected things about the way we think, speak and act.
A fantastic book for anyone who loves playing with words – and we have THREE to give away. To be in to win, simply tell us YOUR favourite onomatopoeia word (real or make one up) and what sound it describes. Our favourite three will win the book!
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Entries close midday Monday 7 January 2019, Sydney/Melbourne time.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES. THE WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.