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brian_eggleston
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12/8/2010 7:39:55 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At what age are Americans taught how to exclaim: "woo-hoo"?

Like most British people I can say "woo-hoo" but I can't yodel (for the want of a better word) "woo-hoo" like Americans can and I suspect it's something that kids in the U.S. are taught at nursery or elementary school.

Am I right? Or is it that Americans have evolved special vocal chords since the first colonists arrived?

Or is it something to do with the fact that so many Americans have ancestors from Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany and they brought their yodelling inclinations with them to America?
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12/8/2010 8:00:16 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 7:39:55 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At what age are Americans taught how to exclaim: "woo-hoo"?

Like most British people I can say "woo-hoo" but I can't yodel (for the want of a better word) "woo-hoo" like Americans can and I suspect it's something that kids in the U.S. are taught at nursery or elementary school.

Am I right? Or is it that Americans have evolved special vocal chords since the first colonists arrived?

Or is it something to do with the fact that so many Americans have ancestors from Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany and they brought their yodelling inclinations with them to America?

wtf are you even talking about? lol
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12/8/2010 8:13:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany
No ancestors from any of those, as far as I know, but I also rarely ever say woo-hoo...
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12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 8:13:34 AM, devinni01841 wrote:
Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany
No ancestors from any of those, as far as I know, but I also rarely ever say woo-hoo...

I don't think anyone says woo-hoo
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12/8/2010 8:29:06 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 8:23:50 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
I don't think anyone says woo-hoo



Okay so a cartoon character, maybe.

Maybe its the area. Maybe wherever people actually do that they watch the simpsons a bit too much. Idk.
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12/8/2010 8:55:51 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 8:29:06 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:23:50 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
I don't think anyone says woo-hoo



Okay so a cartoon character, maybe.

Maybe its the area. Maybe wherever people actually do that they watch the simpsons a bit too much. Idk.

Okay, I don't know how to spell it, maybe it's just "woooooo!"

It's the high-pitched yell Americans make when they win something, or their team gets a home run, or whatever - you must know what I mean!
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12/8/2010 9:18:11 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 8:55:51 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:29:06 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:23:50 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
I don't think anyone says woo-hoo



Okay so a cartoon character, maybe.

Maybe its the area. Maybe wherever people actually do that they watch the simpsons a bit too much. Idk.

Okay, I don't know how to spell it, maybe it's just "woooooo!"

It's the high-pitched yell Americans make when they win something, or their team gets a home run, or whatever - you must know what I mean!

A video might help. Youtube?
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12/8/2010 9:23:13 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 8:55:51 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:29:06 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:23:50 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
I don't think anyone says woo-hoo



Okay so a cartoon character, maybe.

Maybe its the area. Maybe wherever people actually do that they watch the simpsons a bit too much. Idk.

Okay, I don't know how to spell it, maybe it's just "woooooo!"

It's the high-pitched yell Americans make when they win something, or their team gets a home run, or whatever - you must know what I mean!

Well if its just WOOOOO!!!! thats a different story. Everyone does that. It does not need taught.
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12/8/2010 9:53:20 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 9:23:13 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:55:51 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:29:06 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:23:50 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
I don't think anyone says woo-hoo



Okay so a cartoon character, maybe.

Maybe its the area. Maybe wherever people actually do that they watch the simpsons a bit too much. Idk.

Okay, I don't know how to spell it, maybe it's just "woooooo!"

It's the high-pitched yell Americans make when they win something, or their team gets a home run, or whatever - you must know what I mean!

Well if its just WOOOOO!!!! thats a different story. Everyone does that. It does not need taught.

Yeah, "woooo!" to mean "hooray!" or "jolly good show!" or "yes, I'm very pleased that happened!"

But I can't make that "wooooo!" sound - in fact I don't know any non-Americans that can apart from people who come from the Alps - why is that?
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12/8/2010 9:56:47 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:13:34 AM, devinni01841 wrote:
Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany
No ancestors from any of those, as far as I know, but I also rarely ever say woo-hoo...

I don't think anyone says woo-hoo

haha you have a point...
i occasionally type it when I'm chatting online with my 8 year old brother
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12/8/2010 9:57:38 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 9:39:14 AM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 12/8/2010 7:39:55 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At what age are Americans taught how to exclaim: "woo-hoo"?

Depends on the age of consent.

Really, cody? right before my lunch time?
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12/8/2010 10:04:30 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 9:53:20 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 9:23:13 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:55:51 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:29:06 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:23:50 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
I don't think anyone says woo-hoo



Okay so a cartoon character, maybe.

Maybe its the area. Maybe wherever people actually do that they watch the simpsons a bit too much. Idk.

Okay, I don't know how to spell it, maybe it's just "woooooo!"

It's the high-pitched yell Americans make when they win something, or their team gets a home run, or whatever - you must know what I mean!

Well if its just WOOOOO!!!! thats a different story. Everyone does that. It does not need taught.

Yeah, "woooo!" to mean "hooray!" or "jolly good show!" or "yes, I'm very pleased that happened!"

But I can't make that "wooooo!" sound - in fact I don't know any non-Americans that can apart from people who come from the Alps - why is that?

See thats a bit outdated. People tend not to say woooo, but they can and do make the sound when appropriate. problem is you brits never get too excited and just think everything is "smashing" and not wooo worthy
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12/8/2010 10:08:25 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 9:57:38 AM, devinni01841 wrote:
At 12/8/2010 9:39:14 AM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 12/8/2010 7:39:55 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At what age are Americans taught how to exclaim: "woo-hoo"?

Depends on the age of consent.

Really, cody? right before my lunch time?

Oh, please. It's not like sex must necessarily be a disgusting taboo. :P
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12/8/2010 10:11:43 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 10:04:30 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 9:53:20 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 9:23:13 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:55:51 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:29:06 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:23:50 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
I don't think anyone says woo-hoo



Okay so a cartoon character, maybe.

Maybe its the area. Maybe wherever people actually do that they watch the simpsons a bit too much. Idk.

Okay, I don't know how to spell it, maybe it's just "woooooo!"

It's the high-pitched yell Americans make when they win something, or their team gets a home run, or whatever - you must know what I mean!

Well if its just WOOOOO!!!! thats a different story. Everyone does that. It does not need taught.

Yeah, "woooo!" to mean "hooray!" or "jolly good show!" or "yes, I'm very pleased that happened!"

But I can't make that "wooooo!" sound - in fact I don't know any non-Americans that can apart from people who come from the Alps - why is that?

See thats a bit outdated. People tend not to say woooo, but they can and do make the sound when appropriate. problem is you brits never get too excited and just think everything is "smashing" and not wooo worthy

LOL! Good reply and at least half accurate!

But still, why can Americans make the sound and nobody else apart from central Europeans? I'm sure it has something to do with yodelling because you have that in the Alps and also in parts of America too.
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12/8/2010 10:17:46 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 10:11:43 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 10:04:30 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 9:53:20 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 9:23:13 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:55:51 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:29:06 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:23:50 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 12/8/2010 8:21:04 AM, lovelife wrote:
I don't think anyone says woo-hoo



Okay so a cartoon character, maybe.

Maybe its the area. Maybe wherever people actually do that they watch the simpsons a bit too much. Idk.

Okay, I don't know how to spell it, maybe it's just "woooooo!"

It's the high-pitched yell Americans make when they win something, or their team gets a home run, or whatever - you must know what I mean!

Well if its just WOOOOO!!!! thats a different story. Everyone does that. It does not need taught.

Yeah, "woooo!" to mean "hooray!" or "jolly good show!" or "yes, I'm very pleased that happened!"

But I can't make that "wooooo!" sound - in fact I don't know any non-Americans that can apart from people who come from the Alps - why is that?

See thats a bit outdated. People tend not to say woooo, but they can and do make the sound when appropriate. problem is you brits never get too excited and just think everything is "smashing" and not wooo worthy

LOL! Good reply and at least half accurate!

Lol thanks

But still, why can Americans make the sound and nobody else apart from central Europeans? I'm sure it has something to do with yodelling because you have that in the Alps and also in parts of America too.

We don't yodel so I really don't think that has to do with it.
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12/8/2010 11:46:32 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
the closest thing I ever do to Yodelling I ever really do is a

GOOO....OOOO..OOOOOOOOO ... GIAYYYYY---AAAEAAAEAAAAA-NNNNNNNTTTSSSSSS
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12/8/2010 11:46:44 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 11:41:02 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
I have some Austrian ancestry and nobody in my family says "Woo-hoo!".

Crikey.
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12/8/2010 11:47:58 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 11:46:44 AM, lovelife wrote:
At 12/8/2010 11:41:02 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
I have some Austrian ancestry and nobody in my family says "Woo-hoo!".

Crikey.

I believe it's "Croikey!"
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12/8/2010 12:03:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I know what your talking about Brian

and it's instinct as far as I can remember... I never recall a time in which I was taught the correct way to say "wooo!"
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12/8/2010 12:20:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 7:39:55 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At what age are Americans taught how to exclaim: "woo-hoo"?

Like most British people I can say "woo-hoo" but I can't yodel (for the want of a better word) "woo-hoo" like Americans can and I suspect it's something that kids in the U.S. are taught at nursery or elementary school.

Am I right? Or is it that Americans have evolved special vocal chords since the first colonists arrived?

Or is it something to do with the fact that so many Americans have ancestors from Austria, Switzerland and Southern Germany and they brought their yodelling inclinations with them to America?

It's a genetic result of in-breeding, which co-occurs with the genes for sister attraction, moonshine predilection, and the desire to watch NASCAR. Ask Jeff Foxworthy.
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12/8/2010 12:35:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 12:25:36 PM, Mirza wrote:
This?

more like this general noise ^^^^

You can't really here the "wooo's" in themselves but thats what they sound like when 20,000 people are cheering for one person who changed a franchise. i.e. Steve Yzermen
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12/8/2010 4:08:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
You people are just silly.

Brian, it's part of the language/culture. It's akin to applause, jeering, and the like. Not everyone claps and says "yeah," or whistles. Not everyone "boos;" these don't exist in every language or culture.

I mean, Latino's use vuvuzelas to drive the point home.

Cody, that was hilarious.
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12/8/2010 4:50:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/8/2010 9:39:14 AM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 12/8/2010 7:39:55 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At what age are Americans taught how to exclaim: "woo-hoo"?

Depends on the age of consent.

I prefer the more colloquial "YEEE-HAAAWW!!!"

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