If you’re a cartoonist, you have to know how to write out sounds.
Like when someone says something sweet, the response is “Awwwww.”
And when someone gets hit in the face, the correct noise is either “CRACK” or “SMACK.”
But if it’s in the stomach, it’s “OOF” or “OOMF”.
And if someone says something that you just begin to understand, you say, “Ohhhhhhh.”
But if someone screams in horror, it’s “Ahhhhhhh!”
I bring all this up because last week I wrote a Facebook message to someone I had known in high school but hadn’t seen in twenty years. I told her I had been thinking about her and wished her Merry Christmas.
In reply, I think she wanted to let me know that was sweet by saying, “Awwwwww.”
But that’s not what she wrote.
She wrote, “Ahhhhhhhh.”
I think I’ll stop writing her.