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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 said:
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.

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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!"

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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:

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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Casiopea said:
RonBee said:
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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