Welcome to installment Number Two. What object or device makes this sound?:


Happy guessing!


The toilet on an airplane.

  • Think of how many children's lives have been ruined by being given Onomatopoeia to spell in a spelling bee... – Utopia Apr 25 '11 at 19:35
  • Even worse if it was a televised one. On TV for all the world to see how much of a geek you are. – g.a.harry Apr 25 '11 at 23:12
  • lol. Ok, now, here's my next idea for this game. To reply, you have to voice it via your microphone, iPhone, MacBook Pro's mic, whatever, to back up why you think it would sound like that. I think we're on to something here. – Utopia Apr 25 '11 at 23:30
  • #1, Would that still be onomatopoetic? #2, Is onomatopoetic even a word? – g.a.harry Apr 26 '11 at 1:25
  • @g.a.harry Yeah! I would think so. It's a chance for someone to show the others why they think it sounds like what is written by performing and demonstrating their logic. :-) Of course it's a word. World leaders have said it. – Utopia Apr 26 '11 at 2:22

I think it sounds like... Opening a beer or coke can.

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A shovel falling over, handle first, onto the pressure valve of a compressed air tank, breaking it off.

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  • Oooh, good one. So much better than the actual answer... – g.a.harry Apr 25 '11 at 23:11
  • Thanks. :) (This last part is to fill the character limit.) – Dave Matney Apr 26 '11 at 17:11

I recon you're talking about one of those clay pigeon launchers. They give a nice "king" sound as they release and the clay pigeons have a FWOOOOOoooooshshshshshshshsh..... sound as they fly off.

All thats missing is the "BHAROM" of the shotgun going off directly afterwards! :D

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  • 'Twas my guess as well! – NoiseJockey May 2 '11 at 15:16

It's one of those clicking water sprinklers for a lawn,

the sh-sh-sh-sh-sh totally gives it away.

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  • That would be more like: sh-k sh-k sh-k sh-k shhhhh shikah-shikah-shikah-shikah-shikah-shikah-shikah-shikah-shikah... – g.a.harry Apr 25 '11 at 21:43
  • I'm really bad at making it obvious when I'm joking. ;) – Utopia Apr 25 '11 at 21:53
  • Like I said... no sense of humor? This guy – g.a.harry Apr 25 '11 at 23:09
  • ...wait, I mean me. Damn this internet thing is hard. – g.a.harry Apr 25 '11 at 23:09

may be a catapult? XD or a toilet lol

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I'm the Winklevii of this game (i.e. I had the idea for it and g.a.harry actually made it) and I get 2 guesses on this one:

A garbage disposal starting and cutting up spare food down the sink!

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  • p.s. I'll see you in court. I'm six-five, 220, on there's two of me. – Utopia Apr 25 '11 at 22:42

This definitely needs to become a regular post. Weekly?

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