We did not have a television when I was young. "Go read a book," my dad said.
I wasn't so strict with my kids. On Saturday mornings, we hung out watching cartoons. One of my favorites was the Batman series with real actors. I loved how the screen would flash with word-sounds during the ridiculous "fight" scenes. And Robin's dialogue.
Zowie. Zap. Zip. Zoom. Zilch. Zing. Zip. Zonk. Zounds. Gad Zooks. Z-words are fun to say.
What's even more fun is that most of these words are in the dictionary!
Zounds: used to express anger, surprise, or indignation.
Zoom: making a loud low-pitched buzzing or humming sound.
Zonk: to stupefy or stun.
Zilch: something that amounts to nothing.
Zap: to strike, stun, or propel suddenly and forcefully.
Whoosh. Writers need more words that describe sounds.