Need help trying to find this word!!

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  1. #1 yayayaya, May 6, 2010
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    Okay im writing a paper on Ogden Nash a poet and im trying to figure out what the word is for a word that sounds like a word but isn't a word. I know kinda confusing but heres an example... "And it is what you are doing when you are doing something that you oortant," oortant when talking outloud sounds like oughtant.
  2. onomatipia? or however you spell it
  3. like the word ought, meaning you should. but you are looking for the negative usage?

    like ought not. oughtn't maybe? thats a real word. i could see how you are perplexed

  4. ahaha
  5. the term for this particular forgetfulness is called lethologica
  6. #6 IceCreamKidd, May 6, 2010
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    alliteration ftw

    you guys are silly, here is some Nash:
    Everybody Tells Me Everything

    by Ogden Nash

    I find it very difficult to enthuse
    Over the current news.
    Just when you think that at least the outlook is so black that it can grow no blacker, it worsens,
    And that is why I do not like the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.

  7. Yo I heard you like xhibit so I put xhibit in your xhibit so you can xhbit your xibihit while you xhibit.


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