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Incidentally, none of those sound effects were gibberish. I won’t go into all of them, but I’m especially proud of “potch”, which is Yiddish for the sound of smacking a disrespectful kid, and “bogoon”, which comes from the awful fighting game “Violence Fight”–every punch you do is accompanied by words like “goon!” and “dogon!” “Chok” is actually a kind of hit from Muay Thai, too, so that’s cool.
Some that didn’t make the cut: “tuxtax” (Latin for “wham”), “biri biri” (Japanese sound effect for an electric shock), and “klickeradoms” and “rickeracke” from 19th Century comic-artist Wilhelm Busch, who invented the concept of writing out a sound effect. I have no idea what the sound effects mean, though, since I can’t track down an English translation of his works. I somehow left out that wonderful word “drub”, which is good, because I had to have something leftover for the following page.