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    This sound?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by spklvr, Jul 16, 2011.

    You know, the sound people make when they eat really sloppily with their mouths open, or the one animals make when they are eating their prey (yup, totally the same thing). I'm trying to describe a scene where someone is being eaten, and the MC can only hear it, but I can't find the words to describe the sounds. Bugs the hell out of me. Well, I can describe some of the sounds, but not the one I really want to.

    Any suggestions? Thanks a lot. And should this question be here or in general writing? I'm not sure. :rolleyes:
     
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    Crunching
    Tearing
    Ripping
    Sloshing
    Scraping

    Those kinds of verbs? Scraping of bones against teeth, tearing flesh, sloshing of blood etc.?
     
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    Devouring, inhailing hungrily, ripping to shreds
     
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    The verb I, as well as everyone I know personally, use the word "smacking" or the phrase "smacking your lips" when describing a situation like this.
     
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    See, smacking and slurping. Those were the words I was looking for! I knew I already knew them. At the tip of my tongue they were :p
    I blame being a bit too hooked on the Norwegian word that's utranslateable apparently.
     

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