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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After John Bertrand Johnson, (1887–1970), Swedish-born American physicist.]


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  • hehehehehe

    November 17, 2011

  • peep peep, drip drip.

    November 17, 2011

  • In my experience (every night for 30 years) the Johnson noise sounds more like a mooing cow being put through a chipper. Not to put too fine a point on it. See snorifice.

    November 17, 2011

  • Here's some more Johnson noise from dontcry (since I can't seem to post from my profile page anymore): I haven't visited wordie-nik for quite a while as my experiences have become less and less satisfying. It seems, now, that all of my pronunciatins have been wiped out... Ciao from The Porch, baby. Thanks for the memories!

    November 17, 2011