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Dear friends, I am a non-native speaker and while I can manage to poop some scientific publications, an erotic story crossed with ancient Greek pseudomyth needs smooth, passionate and academically correct Bocaccian language. This is above my abilities, and I hereby beg you to beautify it after me. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kokot.kokotisko (talk • contribs)


why aint there africken article called onaplateapotatoe? this is the correct pronounciation afterall. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)

What Onomatopoeia is[edit]

In case you don't know its a word that represents the sound it makes. Such as Moo, Meow, Bang. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Guruji (talk • contribs) ex. When I was walking, I saw a bee. BUZZ! BUZZ! goes the bee.

That is the sound what a bee makes, in theory. -- 00:53, 25 November 2008 (UTC)


Why was is invented[edit]

Because English teachers had nothing better to do

New Version[edit]

This is looking good NeedABrain. --—Braydie 00:44, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Now we a have a piece of pure poetry from a jealous previous author. -- herr doktor needsAsample Rocket.gif [scream!] 22:16, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Article split[edit]

Now there are two versions of this article, this one and Onomatopoeia (Mythology), Kokot's idea. -- herr doktor needsAsample Rocket.gif [scream!] 13:19, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Correct usage[edit]

Uuuuh, I hate to be a grammar nazi here, but the word "onomatopoeia" doesn't refer to the onomatopoeic word itself, but rather to the device of employing it- hence the word "bang" or whatever is not an onomatopoeia but rather an onomatopoeic word. The article as it is might have gotten away with this (admittedly minor) error if it weren't for the use, at a couple of points, of the term "onomatopoeias", which isn't really a word... I'm sure there's some complex grammatical explanation for why, but it can't be pluralised. Anywho, I just thought I'd point that out rather than barging in and altering it cos it would take some fairly major re-writing in parts of it to put right and I thought I'd leave that to the father of the article proper. --Sir Jam 20:42, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Okay, here we go to Merrian-Webster's
Pronunciation: "ä-n&-"mä-t&-'pE-&, -"ma-
Function: noun
Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek onomatopoiia, from onomat-, onoma name + poiein to  make -- more at POET
1 : the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss)
2 : the use of words whose sound suggests the sense 
- on·o·mato·poe·ic  /-'pE-ik/ or on·o·mato·po·et·ic  /-pO-'e-tik/ adjective 
- on·o·mato·poe·i·cal·ly  /-'pE-&-k(&-)lE/ or on·o·mato·po·et·i·cal·ly  /-pO-'e-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb 
I've copied the introduction from the wikipedia article ("onomatopoeia is a word") and from this - and the usage of "onomatopeia" word in my own language - I deducted it could be used as a noun for the word itself. There's not too much plurals in the article, I'm going to correct it soon. -- herr doktor needsAsample Rocket.gif [scream!] 21:15, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

The crucial words in the webster definitions are naming in the first definition and use in the second... the word is a noun, but it is an abstract noun, describing an action rather than a word. --Sir Jam 21:20, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

As for wikipedia, that, unfortunately, is just bad phrasing on the part of whomever wrote the article- if you check wiktionary's article, it makes the distinction properly. --Sir Jam 21:22, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

I've tried to solve the problem. Now see if it is according to English grammar. -- herr doktor needsAsample Rocket.gif [scream!] 21:25, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm appeased- as you can see, I take these things as a personal insult ;) --Sir Jam 21:55, 30 December 2006 (UTC)


Shouldn't this be in the Category Self-Referential? --Ctrl-Alt-Elite 17:16, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Probably. —Braydie at 17:17, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

From Pee Review[edit]

  • Rewrite. I'm thinking in a way to make it less ugly. Maybe some pics resembling comic book onomatopoeias instead of changing fonts. Aw, needless to say, as I am a Johnny Foreigner, if you find some of my suggestions strange, just change it, okay? -- herr doktor needsAsample Rocket.gif [scream!] 00:51, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Like in batman with the "POW!!"s and stuff like that. --—Braydie 00:53, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
If anything, it needs to be even more ugly and comic-book like. Also, needs more of a concrete plot, or at least so it doesn't seem so random. -- §. | WotM | PLS | T | C | A 19:03, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
I think you've made your point. So Onomatopoeia is the indian name for Idaho? Like the comics, make more!! Q: What does an propagandic U.S. Army ringtone sound like?--AmericanBastard 07:50, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Important notice[edit]

The discussion above is referring to a rewrite placed in my user space. The original author reverted the article to this version: Onomatopoeia.
-- herr doktor needsAsample Rocket.gif [scream!] 22:20, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

I've splitted the article in two, Onomatopoeia, my rewrite, and Onomatopoeia (Mythology), the previous author's version. -- herr doktor needsAsample Rocket.gif [scream!] 13:17, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Sorry if I seemed harsh in my criticism, I didn't mean to be curt about it, I just think it took a very obvious approach to the article; I just didn't laugh, because I expected the jokes. I can deal with an obvious joke if it's really funny, but I just didn't get "it" in this article. But the most important thing here is to just ignore me: everyone else liked your article, and that's what really matters. Different strokes for different folks is all. --Sir ENeGMA (talk) GUN WotM PLS 00:44, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Nope I think it's an assumption all too often made that the mere fact of an article being self-referential automatically makes it hilarious. For this to work well then the examples of the subject need to fit into the description of it such as in innuendo. This article is unsubtle and not funny. --Kelpan 13:53, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Sigh... okay, I thought about adding more real onomatopeic English words or explaining its role on word forming, specially in English language, which is very Onomatopoeic. But I really don't think Onomatopoeia is a language category that deserves a subtle treatment: it shouts from the text, so I tried to make fun on someone trying to explain Onomatopoeia and being interrupted by its occurence. In a certain way, this explains better than the wiki article what Onomatopoeia is really about. By the way, this rubbish of an article was featured, so I'm afraid you will have to deal with it being the definitive word on Onomatopeia in Uncyclopedia for the eras to come. Also, you have an option listed at the beggining of the article. Have fun. -- herr doktor needsAsample Rocket.gif [scream!] 16:24, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Onomatopoeia was actually a newspaper headline[edit]

Onomatopoea was, in fact, a headline about Yoko Ono's mother that was written by a very drunk reporter and approved by an even more drunk editor of the NY Times. The headline was supposed to read "Ono's Ma to Pee." The story involved Yoko Ono's mother, Janet Reno, who was the only woman contestant in a British beer drinking contest. She was known to have one of the largest bladders in the western world and although she did not win the contest, she had not taken any bathroom breaks during the course of the contest. This outshadowed the contest itself as onlookers breathlessly anticipated the flood after she downed the equivelant of many barrels of British brew. However, she did not eliminate before the other Grey Lady (the newspaper) was put to bed, and the story was not further covered after the reporter and editor sobered up the following day. Actually, the reporter and editor never completed another story for the Times. It turns out that when Reno finally did let go the reporter and his boss found themselves washed ashore in Sri Lanka where they secured employment as Geishas. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs)


That's a lot of onomatopoeia!


Uugh, there I go. hyhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nm StickManEwokIAm 18:26, 2 December 2007 (UTC)