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Friday survey - Hooray!


For some reason while driving to lunch today I was trying to come up with different ways people cheer, or just shout general exclamations. For example:

  • Boring white folks like me say, "Hooray!", "Yippee!" or "Yahoo!"
  • Shakespeare would have said, "Huzzah!"
  • SCAdians from the East say, "Vivat!"
  • pinkvinylangel taught me, "Opa!" (and he's ever so cute when he does it)
  • Those in the Army, Marines or Navy might say, respectively, "Hooah!", "Oorah!" or "Hooyah!"
  • Jews would say (at least under certain circumstances), "Mazeltov!" (I know that's more "congratulations")
  • Some Chinese friends of mine say, "Aiyah," but I think that's more of a term of frustration or shock
  • adventdragon taught me the Filipino expression, "Ay nako!" which is also sort of exasperation or surprise
So what am I missing?

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esprix
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
w00t!
sistercoyote
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Boo-yah? Does that count?
esprix
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Sure it does!
robearal
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
Cowboys would say "Yippee-kay-yay"

And Bruce Willis would add "Motherf**ker!" to the end of it.
esprix
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yee haw!
minotaurs
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
There's always the classic "Yay!"
esprix
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Which for the longest time I felt should be spelled, "Yeah," or some variation thereof. Or maybe, "Yea." I don't know. I'm weird.
moonpuppy61
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
Scandinavians would say "Uff Da!" for surprise or dismay. But not as a celebratory cheer.
esprix
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
I always wondered what that meant. Neat!
moonpuppy61
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Let me explain
No, it would take too much time, let me recap.

Sven an Ollie went fishing in a new lake while on vacation. Ollie said, "I like this spot, we are catching lot's of fish. Let's come back to this spot tomorrow."
Sven said, "Ya, I like it, let me put an 'X' on the side of the boat to mark where we were."
Ollie hit Sven saying, "Uff Da! Sven you idiot, what if we rent a different boat?"

Ollie and Lena went to the Doctor for annual check up. After seeing them both the Doctor called Lena in for a private conference. "Lena, your husband Ollie is in a very bad way. Highly depressed. We must get him more excited. As his wife you must have wild, pasionate sex with him to get his heart rate up or else he will not last another seven days.
Lena goes the door and cries to her husband, "Uff Da! Ollie, you're going to be dead in a week."


So you see its more like "oy vey!" then "cheers" but it tends to be more cheerful.
defenestr8or
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
A friend at werk said that "Yata!" means "All right!" in Japanese. (That guy in Heroes yells this, sometimes.)
wasabi
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
BANZAI!
suba_al_hadid
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of "Woo-Hoo!" courtesy of my father.

drainbead
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
How about Ole'!

(Sorry, I'm too lazy to do the accent)
jezebelleinhell
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Oy Vey!
kproche
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
How about Qa’Plah! (or however the Klingon is actually spelled).

OK, technically, it means "go forward with great honor" or something, but it's in the ballpark. We certainly use it before feasting and/or drinking ;-)
hearseboi
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
ya missed my Yabba dabba doo and Scooby Doo too !!!
akirashima
Dec. 13th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
i find random combinations of profanity and or body parts with food items and sometimes the names of gods work well

like HOLY CHRIST'S EVER QUAVERING BANANA NIPPLES!
BUDDHA'S MEAT CURTAINS ALL A FLUTTER
CUNT BATTER DICK NIPPLES
and other such colourful commentary oft bring added hilarity to such moments
esprix
Dec. 13th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
And you are, indeed, an hilarity expert. :)
akirashima
Dec. 14th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
i do try
edgreen86
Dec. 14th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
I've been known to say "Fuckin' A" from time to time. Of course, I was raised as a kid in Brooklyn...
sacredmime
Dec. 15th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
I forget the Klingon word, but I think it involves simultaneously stabbing someone.
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