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wtlau commented on the word pertussis
I think it fits the definition; The word has the qualities of a cough. No different than the word buzz.
More to the point, it's what you would say if you coughed in the middle of saying "per-ussis".
March 1, 2007
It's a great word because of the plosive "t".
I like onomatopoeia.
February 13, 2007
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