POETRY / PARODY SONG-LYRICS
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Some recent lulus – chick flick, boy-toy – marvellous creations.
Some foreign words sound quite absurd, and might be greeted with yuk-yuks,
Like chi-chi, tutu, tête-à-tête, and tse-tse, muu-muu and mukluks.
And many word-shmords are employed by speaker-shmeakers of Yiddish,
Like fancy-shmancy, choosy-shmoozy, horseradish(mmh!), gefilte-fish.
7) Related Forms e.g. collocation
Tut-tut! for many wild-child words, there's no accord on how they're grouped,
Like fuddle-duddle, Walla Walla, voodoo, wiseguys, hula-hoop.
* German= "off-sound", word coined in the 16th century to indicate a systematic change in the vowel of a word-root to convey a difference in meaning; rhymes with shout
* Hawaiian for quickly or bus !!
9) Add-On: A Singable Lexicon of Reduplicates
See subsequent posts.
Delved deep into (re)duplication,
(A repeated morph word)—
He revealed he preferred
Hanky-panky to grads' dissertation.
Reduplications as they are best known, sometimes also called duplications, are language forms (morphs), usually for nouns, in which an element of the word is repeated with little or no change; they figure prominently among the most musical elements in English and in other languages. To this author, the more commonly used term seems redundant. Many examples begin with the letter 'h', e.g. hanky-panky, harum-scarum, helter-skelter, hillbilly, and hubba-hubba.