I’ve decided that “kapow” is the most tragically underused onomatopoetic word out there. No, seriously. Say it out loud. KAPOW! Didn’t that make you feel oddly powerful? Can’t you imagine saying it in everyday conversation?
An example of acceptable uses:
“She was planning on turning it in early and then KAPOW! Computer failure!”
“She was having a bad day and then KAPOW! Her roommate made cookies.”
“She was watching that episode of 30 Rock and then KAPOW! TWIST!”
“She was all ready to hate Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and then KAPOW! BOWTIE!”
“She totally forgot to finish her reading and then KAPOW! POP QUIZ” (true story, by the way).
Now punch the air and say it. KAPOW! Wasn’t that awesome? Yeah, you’re welcome.