Using Interjections and Alliterations in the English Language
I’ll discuss two peculiar things about the English language that provide the ability to write outlandish and bizarre sentences. These two things are...
Words that have no grammatical meaning, yet they are perfectly understood.
Where every word starts with the same letter.
I'll start this article with a discussion of interjections. I was curious to see how many grammatically correct sentences I could write with interjections, as well as what crazy thoughts I may come up with.
After that I'll show you the fun you can have with writing sentences using alliterations.
So hold on to your seat for some funny and amusing interjections with correct grammar. And stay seated when you get into my second part were I get creative with alliterations, writing all my words starting with the same letter.
As it turns out, I ended up writing the first part of this discussion by actually using interjections in most of my sentences.
Huh? You don’t know what I mean?
Argh. Are you asking me to explain this? Sheesh. Okay, I will.
I'm sure you already noticed what I'm doing. I don't normally speak this way.
In English it seems to be totally acceptable to throw in an interjection here or there when appropriate. They add some ambiance and realism to the story. Eh. That’s my opinion anyway.
Aha! I know what you’re thinking. You’re sitting there right now saying “Eh, who cares?”
You see, grammatical meaning comes from the proper order of words in a sentence. Words by themselves are meaningless. Well, not really. There can very well be valid sentences that have just one word. Right? Sure! See?
But what I’m getting at, is throwing in some interjections along the way, words that have no meaning, grammatically or otherwise. And yet they make perfect sense when used in the proper place in a sentence.
Ah, that makes sense. Hmm. I thought I explained that quite well. Don’t you agree? And, oh, I’m already using a bunch of interjections. And I barely got started.
So what do you think so far? Should I go on?
Uh-huh. Okay. I will. But sheesh, please just don’t boo me. Ow, that can hurt. You don’t really need to read this if you don’t want to. If you’re reading along just to see me make an ass of myself, then tsk-tsk.
So what do you say? Are you getting anything useful out of this? I guess you need to read between the lines to get what I’m up to. I’m really not teaching you anything or explaining anything other than using a bunch of examples. It’s just the usage of these silly little interjections that keeps me going.
And you? Why are you still here? Aw, you actually find this amusing.
Ooh-la-la! I guess I really got your attention! And all I’m doing is using a bunch of interjections in almost everything I say. Aw. I’m glad you’re with me on this.
Uhh, I really don’t know what else to say. Uh-oh, I’m afraid I may not be able to keep this up.
Grrr, it’s not easy to dream up things to say without saying things at all. Ah, but I am. I'm giving you examples of using interjections. Am I not succeeding at it? Gee, who knows? I'll leave it up to you to decide.
Bleh. What a mess. I started off really well. I made my point, and now what? I'm running out of things to say just to keep using interjections for no good reason at all.
Will this even get a decent ranking from Google? Bah. Who cares?
I’m just doing this for the enjoyment of it anyway. Huh. I probably will decide not to publish this, unless I feel it has some educational value for you. You be the judge.
Eww, you’d be upset with me if I kept it all to myself? Uh-oh. I have to put a lot of umph into it to make it worthwhile.
Mmm. I may as well share it with you. I’ll go along with that. Okay, so I’ll publish it.
Oops. I almost forgot to include a table of definitions. Ay yai yai.
Eek! I surprised myself! Whoa! I actually made it to over 800 words. Wow! Enough for a short Hub. And I think I made my point. Ha ha!
Definitions and Spelling of Interjections Used Above
Fright or shock
Satisfaction or realization
ay yai yai
Ask for repetition
Surprise, something found interesting
Ask for confirmation
Feeling something is lovely
Realization or Amazement
Indicating something is high class
Made a mistake
Pain or discomfort
Sign of disappointment
Pause in speech
Pause in speech
Creative Writing with Alliterations
See what happens when I write sentences with alliterations, where every word starts with the same letter.
Wikipedia describes alliterations as the repetition of a particular sound in a series of words or phrases. Alliterations are sentences or phrases where every word starts with the same letter.
The actual creativity is not just writing each word with the same letter. The sentences must make sense, even if they turn out to be silly. But that's what makes this exercise interesting.
Alliterations can be used to make tongue twisters, such as the well-known...
Peter piper picked a peak of pickled peppers.
...starting each word with the same letter (the letter P in this example).
Actually any authored artistic alliterations are possible. See what I did there? I wrote a sentence with all the words starting with the letter "A." I may have cheated a little with that last word. But that's okay when we're being creative. There are no strict rules.
When I found that public domain image I placed at the to top of this article, I got creative and wrote a caption for it as an alliteration: "Previously patented paranoia by a practicing physician prone to poor prognosis."
Totally Thrilling and Truly Twisted Trilogies
Do you think you can write an entire story this way? Well, I tried it. My plan was to see if I can write alliterative sentences for every letter of the alphabet. I had fun writing what you are about to read with an arrangement of my alliterations.
I had my work cut out for me, but I came up with some totally thrilling and truly twisted trilogies. I managed to do this all the way through the alphabet.
With that in mind, and without any preconceived ideas of what I was about to write, I just let my mind go free and I focused on only one thing, writing alliterative verse from A to Z.
About an afternoon of appreciation above all anticipation I have become abreast of an abundance of affluent thoughts of the absurd.
It's better to beautify the basics in between the best decisions than it is to brag and bet on better boasts.
My callous creativity gets cautiously better as I capture considerable causes.
David from Denver divided all the definitions into decisive disorder in a dutiful manner.
My erratic effectiveness is emotionally inspiring and even an everlasting endeavor.
Figuratively speaking, my father went farther into the woods because he couldn't stand to hear this any further.
Generosity and gratitude is a great gift to gander.
High above the Himalayas in a helium balloon I hallucinate with the heuristics of weightlessness.
I'm impoverished to imagine that I could continue to improve on this idiocy and inconsistencies.
Joking judiciously is becoming more difficult to justify.
It's kind of like kicking a kayak down the street with a kite attached to it.
Lots of lucky streaks are originating from my lucid limitations as they become liquefied.
More meanderings are merely materializing from my mind.
Need to improve in the nick of time or none of the nonsense will now make any new sense.
I started off overly optimistic with an opportunity to overindulge on occasion..
Piecing the peculiar pieces together is a pickle while my permutations preceded the potential progress of my predicament.
Quite a questionable feat not to quit, I must say.
I'd rather run into repetitive revisions of my ridiculous ramifications. That would be more responsible of me.
As you sheepishly read these silly sentences, you may by now have become surprisingly aware of some of my senseless shenanigans.
Tantalizing tipsy ideas are getting me totally translucent, whatever that tactical thought means.
Upon all unpretentious ideas I will never undo the unanimous understatements that I have uncovered here.
Making any value out of this volume of nonsense is very vexing.
Why would I subject myself to such a wide and wily array of wild thoughts in a wilderness without any widening focus?
Excluding the obvious I must give into this extreme experiment and exit soon. Oh! I cheated on this one. Not a single word starts with an X here.
I didn't yield to yodeling or using a yellow marker. I bet you didn't think I would get this far without yammering.
I zealously zoomed right through it and zeroed in on the letter Z.
I had a notion to make a motion asking to allow me to use more lotion, since my fingers are all worn from typing this nonsense with caution.
I hope you enjoyed my examples of Interjections and Alliterations. I now return you to your normal state of mind.
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