lonely written words—are all you’ve got”

—Virginia Shea

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Snort and plonk

Snort and plonk are two of my favorite words. In their own way they use to convey in plain text what we convey today in icons and pictures.

The brilliance of these words comes from their onomatopoeiac soundings that so accurately describe the intention of the person typing them in bulletin boards and newsgroups of the recent past.

snort [snawrt]

  1. the act or sound of snorting
  2. web laughter

plonk [plongk]

  1. the act or sound of being dropped
  2. add to a kill file; ignore

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