What is the correct onomotopaeic spelling of the Law & Order sound?

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http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=bst&media=MP3S&type=TV_Shows&movie=Law_And_Order"e=logavel.txt&file=logavel.mp3

(usually played twice in succession)

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OptionVotes
DUNG DUNG 13
GONK GONK 8
other (please specify and onomotopaeize)6
DUNK DUNK 5
QONG QONG 4
TSE TUNG 1
BONG WATER 0
FENG SHUI 0
KONG KONG 0
CONK CONK 0
GONG GONG 0


dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

DUNG DUNG

n/a, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

DUNH DUNH

HI DERE, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

GONK GONK

Jenny, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

DUNG DUNK.

Roz, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

Gavel conk = GONK

Eazy, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

MOD NOTE: I WILL DELETE ALL POSTS TO THIS THREAD THAT ARE NOT IN ALL CAPS AND MORE THAN TWO SYLLABLES

El Tomboto, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

KUNG KUNG

Jesse, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

Dan, seconded.

Michael White, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:32 (twelve years ago) link

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antexit, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

BIG BONG

libcrypt, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

TUNDUNDUNNN

Heave Ho, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:44 (twelve years ago) link

DUNEDIN

wanko ergo sum, Friday, 26 October 2007 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

sidebar: the homicide: lots "VERRP" thing.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:01 (twelve years ago) link

my Law and Order shirt says:

CHUNG! CHUNG!

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

haven't any of you people seen the USA Network promo where several cast members talk about the sound, and it's spelled as "doink doink"?

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:07 (twelve years ago) link

DANN DANN

gff, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

(it were florek who said 'it's the doink doink')

gff, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

but then there's this:

Kitt: What's the official name of that sound?
Mike Post: The ching.

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:10 (twelve years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/59/Iching-hexagram-64.png
Hexagram 64 is named 未濟 (wei4 ji4), "Not Yet Fording". Other variations include "before completion" and "not yet completed". Its inner trigram is ☵ (坎 kan3) gorge = (水) water, and its outer trigram is ☲ (離 li2) radiance = (火) fire.

El Tomboto, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:17 (twelve years ago) link

Besides a synthesizer, what instrument would make this noise? I picture something hollow and thick, almost like something made of animal horn or wood, but really large, struck in a big echo-y room.

Jesse, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

from the same Mike Post thing I just quoted: "I found a sample of a jail door closing, and I put it with a couple of little other sounds, and made this ching-ching thing."

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

DUNG DUNG

-- n/a, Friday, October 26, 2007 11:16 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

deej, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:22 (twelve years ago) link

I picture something hollow and thick, almost like something made of animal horn or wood, but really large, struck in a big echo-y room.

Like a...gavel?

Eazy, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, wait, it's not just a gavel, it's also a cell door slamming shut!

Eazy, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:25 (twelve years ago) link

and monks stomping on a floor

El Tomboto, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

seriously there are people who thought that was a gavel?

El Tomboto, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

are you deaf?

El Tomboto, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

Belzer calls it a gavel in the USA promo.

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:31 (twelve years ago) link

Belzer's deaf, tho.

HI DERE, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:32 (twelve years ago) link

BADONKADONK

elmo argonaut, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:34 (twelve years ago) link

Not like a gavel, no. Unless it is a gigantic, hollow, sonorous gavel.

Jesse, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:34 (twelve years ago) link

Processed gavel sound, yes.

Eazy, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:35 (twelve years ago) link

Recorded up close but then mixed with a 'cathedral' setting.

Eazy, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:35 (twelve years ago) link

gavel: chopped and screwed

HI DERE, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

I think there's a gavel in there and then a synth line added to go with it.

Eazy, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

to all those who say it is a gavel, I say:

RONG RONG

elmo argonaut, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:37 (twelve years ago) link

DUNG DUNG

J0rdan S., Friday, 26 October 2007 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

Belzer calls it a gavel in the USA promo.

-- Alex in Baltimore, Friday, October 26, 2007 1:31 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

it was originally a gavel but the 9/11 commission in league with the vatican and the rand corporation covered it up & made it a jail door

and what, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

for the record, it's the sound of Det. Eliot Stabler slamming a child rapists' face twice into the table of the interrogation room.

elmo argonaut, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

^^^^^ someone put that to a bangin' techno beat plz

HI DERE, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

it's the sound Yoshi's tongue makes in Super Mario World.

Alex in Baltimore, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

BAN BAN

and what, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

special poppage unit

and what, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

l&o virginal intent

and what, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

Even though it is my own fault that my brain has made a link between Mariska Hargitay and Yoshi's tongue, I am still mad at you, Alex.

HI DERE, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:45 (twelve years ago) link

good Lord people it's CHUNG CHUNG, I thought you had to answer this question correctly before they give you a driver's license in most states

J0hn D., Friday, 26 October 2007 17:51 (twelve years ago) link

All options here seem to suggest that it's the same sound both times! But there's a total difference in what MIDI would call, umm, velocity.

nabisco, Friday, 26 October 2007 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

the only reason i can be on this thread is because i don't watch the show. i'm amused by hundreds of ilxors trying not to hear the sound as YUB NUB or BIG DICK the next time they watch it, tho.

xpost: or that

John Justen, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:46 (twelve years ago) link

FRENCH FRY

elmo argonaut, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:48 (twelve years ago) link

I don't watch the show either. Seen it a few times in reruns, is all.

GLUG GLUG

dan m, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:48 (twelve years ago) link

i just made all these sounds out loud to my co-worker/friend and he repeated each one after me
friday workplace yeeah

rrrobyn, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:50 (twelve years ago) link

SEX FARM

Mr. Que, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:50 (twelve years ago) link

WAIT WAIT OH SHIT
I want to change my vote to "BONG WATER"

elmo argonaut, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:51 (twelve years ago) link

BONG BONG

GLUB GLUB

COUGH COUGH

elmo argonaut, Friday, 26 October 2007 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

DIG DUG

gabbneb, Friday, 26 October 2007 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

POP ROCKS

El Tomboto, Friday, 26 October 2007 21:30 (twelve years ago) link

KUNG KUNG is correct.

forksclovetofu, Friday, 26 October 2007 21:35 (twelve years ago) link

i feel like all of these are correct!

rrrobyn, Saturday, 27 October 2007 00:28 (twelve years ago) link

DUNK DUHN

The Reverend, Saturday, 27 October 2007 07:19 (twelve years ago) link

While watching the show I always imitate the sound and it's kind of a *ching ching* for me.

Kate, non masonic, Saturday, 27 October 2007 19:19 (twelve years ago) link

I would have thought "kuh-kung."

roxymuzak, Saturday, 27 October 2007 21:41 (twelve years ago) link

remember when it was a clock ticking?

dan selzer, Saturday, 27 October 2007 21:51 (twelve years ago) link

ROSE BUD

wanko ergo sum, Saturday, 27 October 2007 21:55 (twelve years ago) link

UPDATE: It had not occurred to me that they have variations on the signature sound, from the low dunk-dunk to the high ch-chhhh. But if you go by the repeating-sound gag in this YouTube clip

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5xM2XY4h-70

the first iteration is very clearly way more accented -- in the single-echo way I was talking about upthread.

nabisco, Saturday, 27 October 2007 22:51 (twelve years ago) link

AND if you listen at the beginning of this clip, you will notice the second one seems maybe even slightly lower in pitch?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dCV5G-ZTc14

nabisco, Saturday, 27 October 2007 22:59 (twelve years ago) link

(I think there is a repeating sound with two different tones mixed in, for a kind of doorbell-like DUNG dung.)

nabisco, Saturday, 27 October 2007 23:00 (twelve years ago) link

each spinoff ought to have its own signature tone really
the CI one could just be a guy saying "donofrio!!"

El Tomboto, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:37 (twelve years ago) link

No, the CI one should be the clip of D'Onofrio whinnying like a horse.

n/a, Monday, 29 October 2007 16:39 (twelve years ago) link

The one for Trial By Jury should be the anguished squeal of a man getting punched in the nuts.

HI DERE, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dCV5G-ZTc14

haahahaaha holy shit everybody needs to watch this

and what, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

how come special victims unit was never this amazing when i tried to watch it

and what, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

BARBIE I LOVE YOU

max, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:28 (twelve years ago) link

hahaha

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

IM COMIN FOR YA BARBIE

and what, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

DONT MAKE ME HURT YOU... YOURE JUST JEALOUS OF HER BEAUTY!!!!

and what, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

omg

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:32 (twelve years ago) link

I can't watch SVU at all because Meloni is permanently typecast in my mind as the camp cook in WHAS

I wish I had sound right now

El Tomboto, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:33 (twelve years ago) link

SVU is almost always this awesome.

HI DERE, Monday, 29 October 2007 17:37 (twelve years ago) link

haha that whole thing was just a setup to get meloni out of the episode!

gff, Monday, 29 October 2007 18:31 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.cookcountycourt.org/images/1.gif

Jesse, Monday, 29 October 2007 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

and the end of the clip the letter M calls the sound "chung chung"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2CSkLR6mUQ

jbsquared, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 00:54 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Thursday, 1 November 2007 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

i just walked by another Law & Order shoot this morning and when passing the crew suppressed an almost irresistible urge to shout "DUNH DUNH!" at them.

sanskrit, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:49 (twelve years ago) link

haha

rrrobyn, Thursday, 1 November 2007 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

"other" was robbed. none of the given options were right.

Alex in Baltimore, Thursday, 1 November 2007 14:18 (twelve years ago) link

¡Tchkung!¡Tchkung!

dan m, Thursday, 1 November 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

it's "DUNG GUNK" obv

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 1 November 2007 15:15 (twelve years ago) link

BUNKUM

El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 November 2007 15:19 (twelve years ago) link

¡Tchkung!¡Tchkung!

Minus the Spanish exclamation points, this looks like a Wade-Giles transliteration of a Pinyin version already mentioned.

jaymc, Thursday, 1 November 2007 15:22 (twelve years ago) link

Kraftwerk to thread!

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 1 November 2007 15:57 (twelve years ago) link

ny times weighs in
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/arts/television/04kant.html?_r=1&ref=arts&oref=slogin

mizzell, Saturday, 3 November 2007 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

Great is the truth and it prevails

gabbneb, Saturday, 3 November 2007 15:49 (twelve years ago) link

eleven months pass...

need an iphone app for this

Kramkoob (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Friday, 10 October 2008 15:30 (eleven years ago) link

BIG HOOS

jigglepanda.gif (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 10 October 2008 15:40 (eleven years ago) link

hahaha how did I miss "FART BATH" before

al kaline trio (dan m), Friday, 10 October 2008 15:54 (eleven years ago) link

'shump shump'

akm, Friday, 10 October 2008 16:11 (eleven years ago) link


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