action-hero monikers

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 10 00:15:53 UTC 2014

Yeah, "phonesthesia," or the "analogical association of certain phonemes
and clusters with certain meanings."

But more often it means that systemic numbness you feel when a relative
calls and won't stop yakking - and you can't hang up.



On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 6:33 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:

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> phoney anesthetic? phon(a)esthesia? Don't look up sound symbolism in
> Wackiepaedia, whatever you do.
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