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    Woah !

    Do you use woah ! for surprise + delight or to say "calm down" ?
    What would you say if you found a diamond, for example ?
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    Florence

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    Re: Woah !

    Quote Originally Posted by Florence
    Do you use woah ! for surprise + delight or to say "calm down" ?
    What would you say if you found a diamond, for example ?
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    Florence
    I'd use whoa to stop or slow down a person from talking or a thing from moving. I'd use wow if I found a diamond.

    "whoa", pronounced [wo:w], like in "snow", is an interjection used to stop or slow a horse. It's a variation of Ho.

    "wow", pronounced [wouw], as in "cow", is an interjection used to express astomishment or admiration.

    :D

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    There's "Whoa, Nellie" as in Nellie, slow down.

    There's "Wow! That's really something" as in Wow! That's really something. :wink:

    But what about: "Whoa, baby!"

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    There's "Whoa, Nellie" as in Nellie, slow down.

    There's "Wow! That's really something" as in Wow! That's really something. :wink:

    But what about: "Whoa, baby!"

    :wink:
    Reminds me of a line from Charlie F's bible:

    ...and Adam named her woman because when he saw her for the first time all he could say was, "Whoa Man!"

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    Prelapsarian bliss didn't include commas, then. ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    There's "Whoa, Nellie" as in Nellie, slow down.

    There's "Wow! That's really something" as in Wow! That's really something. :wink:

    But what about: "Whoa, baby!"

    :wink:
    Reminds me of a line from Charlie F's bible:

    ...and Adam named her woman because when he saw her for the first time all he could say was, "Whoa Man!"

    :D

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