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  • "I could swear I had a pocketa protector here just a minute ago."

    Shakespeare Help Needed

  • A huge, complicated machine called the internet, connecting the members of the organization to one another, began at this moment to go pocketa-pocketa-pocketa.

    Shakespeare Help Needed

  • There was a pocketa-pocketa-pocketa sound of elected officers running off the plank after him.

    Shakespeare Help Needed

  • I could feel the warmth of the regurgitative quasi-pietic spandrels right through my jacket as my long lost apparatus' sinusoidal vaneshaft quietly trilled, "pocketa pocketa pocketa..."

    Oh Great - I Caught A Story Virus

  • Above them, the rotors of the rescue helicopter that was waiting for them turned with a lazy ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa.

    ON THE BUBBLE WITH JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING

  • Fantasy sequences were nothing new when Thurber wrote "Walter Mitty," but what was new was the elaborate way he connected the fantasies to the real world (having some real-life thing transition Mitty into his fantasy, and having something in the fantasy merge back with reality) and the connections between the various fantasies (like the running gag of having a sound described as "Pocketa-pocketa-pocketa" in each fantasy, coming from a different machine each time).

    Pocketa-Pocketa-Pocketa

  • It's like those Mexican guys in Los Angeles with the bouncy cars: On the surface it just looks silly, but then you consider the industry and determination on display, step by step from concept to technical execution, designing and installing custom hydraulic systems in order to bounce up and down in their car all pocketa-pocketa while scowling at you at a random stoplight, and it's genuinely sort of terrifying.

    Sadly, No!

  • It's like those Mexican guys in Los Angeles with the bouncy cars: On the surface it just looks silly, but then you consider the industry and determination on display - step by step from concept to technical execution - in installing custom hydraulic systems in order to bounce up and down in their car all pocketa-pocketa while scowling at you at a random stoplight, and it's genuinely sort of terrifying.

    Bats Left/Throws Right

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  • A famous onomatopoetic word that figures in James Thurber's short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".

    August 27, 2009