More onomatomania

Today’s Zippy:


From NOAD:

noun dodecahedron: a three-dimensional shape having twelve plane faces, in particular a regular solid figure with twelve equal pentagonal faces.

The geometric shape (a regular dodecahedron):


In addition to the figure’s being visually interesting, the dodecahedron’s name is metrically interesting: tetrameter S SW S S, a rhythm you can dance to. Hence its onomatomanic attraction: you just want to repeat it, as Zippy does above.

(Most recently on onomatomania on this blog: my 10/2/20 posting “goon squad goon squad goon squad”.)


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