It’s a curious thing that, for all the adaptability of
the English language, no word has yet emerged
to describe the sound of a car door closing. You
don’t in fact close a car door; you don’t shut it;
maybe you slam it, but not always, and in any
case room or house doors are generally slammed,
not vehicular ones. That sound we all know so
well, so distinctive that we recognize it instantly
when we hear it…what would you call it? A thluck?
A skwrnch? An uunk? Suggestions, please.