Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Woo-hoo: the origin myth

Woo-hoo, woo hoo, blah-blah. Worse than hearing people say this is seeing it in written form in e-mail and at websites, usually complete with multiple exclamation points. Does this come from a television show? Or where? Does anybody know? Here's someone who has counted the increasingly frequent use of this pre-sentential exclamation as noted in the number of results produced by a search-engine. He speculates that the expression owes its popularity to The Simpsons.

1 Comments:

At 9:43 AM, May 20, 2009, Blogger Mary S said...

THANKS for expressing my sentiments. I am a bit of a wordsmith, and I am bugged by the overuse of expressions. I wonder if Woo Hoo will make it to the Lake Superior College list of words that should be banned. I always say when someone says "awesome" about some trivial thing unworthy of the expressing that I usually reserve that word for things like God and trees and landscapes.

 

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