Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Onomatopoeia: SCREEEECCH!

SCREEEECCH!: Here we have a classic piece of onomatopoeia, the high-pitched squeal of a car's wheels grinding against asphalt as it careens out of control at high speed. In this case, the scream has been caused by the scarlet speedster slapping the getaway car's tires! "The rubber will get so old--instantly--that it'll become brittle and shatter!" Next time you happen to hear a similar sort of screech whilst happily motoring, just be glad you're not trying to escape the fastest man alive!

Issue: The Flash #146 (August 1964)

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