Verb for "Pfft"?

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Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by Three Dog on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 3:41

Okay, so my mate today asked me what the verb for going "pfft" is. It isn't groaning, or sighing, or... (I can't think of another example), and it has been stuck with me all day! Plaese, if anyone think they could help, that'd be great... because I am going to lose sleep over this, I just know it.

Also, he asked me to ask you wise folk here on the forum. (I've ben trying to convinc him to just join, but it ain't going so well.)

Anyhow, any help will be much appreciated.

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by maverick375 on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 9:01

A scoff, or perhaps insolent scoff. It's a very specific sound that is better written as dialogue than described.

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by Il Direttore on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 12:38

I just go: "pffted"

So for example:

"Pfft, that's rich," pffted Caterina. "You can't just make up words for the English Language."

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 12:47

Instead of pffted, I would recommend dismissed.

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by ElfenMagix on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 13:05

*rasberries*

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by maverick375 on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 22:57

*rasberries*
No, that's more like "PPplllltttsssp".

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by taerKitty on Tue 11 Sep 2012 - 23:01

Unless the sound is critical to the scene, I'd just write around it.

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by Three Dog on Wed 12 Sep 2012 - 2:52

My mate says thanks and that he'll go with scoff.

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by Officer_Charon on Wed 12 Sep 2012 - 10:33

I'd either say scoff or snort. As in "John snorted with derision, then shotgunned the beer."

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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by Kurosaka "Ery" Erika on Wed 12 Sep 2012 - 18:11

pfft can be derived as sort of sarcastic tone...just like GsG vol 9, Gattonero mentioned: "pfft, i curse people with overjoyed" or something like that to Petra, mocking her relation with sandro
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Re: Verb for "Pfft"?

Post by tremec6speed on Wed 12 Sep 2012 - 22:20

bah humbug? naw Go figure
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