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The Pong of a Cowpat – The Writer’s Way

Pong is such a descriptive word, you can almost taste the smell! Pah! Pooh!

Just think how different a pong is to a whiff. A whiff wafts; it is hardly pungent like a pong is.  A pong impregnates your lungs. You really sense that you have smelt it!

A reek is quite bad but it tends to sneak up on you; whilst stench and stink are totally putrid.  The pungent pong of a cow pat, however, places you squarely in the countryside where; when shit happens it is … merely manure.


In this exercise from The Writer’s Way, Sara Maitland asks us to consider the sound of words and how they can effect the atmosphere of your writing.

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