• Debbie Rasure

How do you spell that?


Have you noticed how difficult it is to find words in the dictionary when you don’t know how to spell them?

Sometimes the hardest words to spell are the funny little nonsensical words we (and our characters) use in everyday conversation. Below is a handy list of the spellings of common expressions your characters might use as they bring life to your plots.

Ack

Ah

Aha

Ahem

Argh

Aw

Ba-da-boom-ba-da-bing

Bah

Blah

Boo-hoo

Ca-ching

Cha-ching

Cuckoo

Dahnt dahnt dah

Ding-dong

Duh

Eek

Eh

Er

Ewww

Gah

Gak

Ha

Ha-ha

Hmmm

Hmph

Huh

Hrmph

Ick

Lah-de-dah

Mm-hmm

Mmm

Mwah-hah-hah

Oh

Ooh

Ooh-la-la

Oops

Oopsie/Oopsy

Ow

Phew

Phooey

Poof

Pooh

Pshaw

Psst

Shh

Shush

Ugh

Uh

Uh-huh

Uh-oh

Uh-uh

Um

Umph

Whee

Whew

Whoa

Whoop-de-doo

Whoops

Woo

Woo-hoo

Woot

Wow

Yahoo

Yay

Yeah

Yee-haw

Yeesch

Yikes

Yipee

Yoo-hoo

Yowza

Yuck

Yuk-yuk-yuk

Yum

Zing

Zowie

Do your characters ever use words such as these? What can you add?

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