I know what you’re (maybe) thinking…
Isn’t the word ‘gasp’ onomatopoeia?
*Gasp* You’re right!
But that’s not the only one…
You probably think all gasps are alike. Not so!
There’s a nervous gasp –
There's the startled-by-a-spider gasp -
And the jaw dropping, drool dripping, why didn’t I think of that gasp –
And a shutting-up-now gasp -
And a I’m drowning in the milk I just drank gasp -
And the I-just-took-a-bite-of-my-sandwich-already gasp -
And finally there’s the gasp when you find out that Cyborg is in the Hive Tower!
Yeah, OK, that was just a regular gasp.
My point is, don’t just assume the only word you have at your disposal for a good gasp is
Although that is a very good word to have when you need it.
Now, if this post didn’t leave you gasping for more, these other A to Z bloggers surely will!
(see what I did there?)
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)