Will it make you wartier?
Or am I confusing that with Onanomatomania?
Is onamatomania onomatopaeic? Can onomatopaeia be onomatomanic? And is there such a thing as onomatopaeiomania, or onomatonomatopaeimania?
Apocryphal theories of wart acquisition will not be tolerated on this blog.
Onomatomania: n, "obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness."Say it often enough and it's onomatopoeic with a vengeance.
(To be sung to the tune of 'One enchanted evening')Onomatomanic! Onomatopaeia!Cacademomania! Rhinotillexomania!(etc)Link
Manic Limerick... Hexametromania!Onychotillomania! Melomania? Notomania! Trichotillomania!
Warning! Excess use of the word onomatomania can result in floccinaucinihilipilification, and possibly pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, which could make you feel very ill.
Now you're just showing off, RW.
Well, really! *cough*I mean, OF COURSE I'm showing off. What's the point of pretentiously large words sitting there gathering dust in some old trunk or cardboard box full of half-read over-enthusiastic dictionaries and unread David Flynn poems?"No!" I say! On with the best pin-stripe suit and runners, and flaunt and fly them big words like fighter-kites in an autumn breeze.Incidentally, I fear that I have contracted a (singular, very small, and soon to disappear) finger-wart from excess perusal of this blog. I must say, I am rather concerned that internet viruses have evolved so quickly and fiercely.
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