Lazy daisy. That's the only one that comes to mind but as soon as I hit publish I'll think of ten of them!
How about: easy-peasey, hanky-panky, boo-hoo, boogie-woogie, bees knees, eency-weency, hocus-pocus, mumbo-jumbo, roly-poly, snail-mail, walkie-talkie, tex-mex and wi-fi...I think a lot of these expressions are used in children's nursery rhymes and songs, or in modern expressions, like snail-mail.The formal term for these words is 'reduplication'.
PS. You can read more here:https://www.poetry4kids.com/news/list-of-rhyming-phrases/
Super duper, later alligator, hot shot, that's off the top of my head.They're kind of fun.
I haven't come across lardy-dardy before, and I usually hear "art-farty" rather than the version with the s in it.A few more: wishy-washy, walkie-talkie, super-duper, ping-pong, flip-flop, itsy-bitsy, picnic - once you start thinking of them there are heaps.Does Japanese do this? Hindi does it a lot, and often there the second word starts with "v". So you get something like "chai-vai", where chai means tea, vai doesn't mean anything, but put them together and it means tea and snacks.
Lots of great suggestions from commenters
What an interesting batch up words. I did not know 'hobnob' and the only other one I can thinkg of is flip-flop.
Post a Comment