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Wah-Wah...

 
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 10:58 am
@DrewDad,
Hey, watch the clips on Hulu!

I can't, they caption hardly anything.

Wah wah.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 11:11 am


We are "cop rock" we are screech
We are z. cavaricci
We are laser removed
Tasmanian devil tattoos

We are third string we are puck
We are special people's club
We are the half shirts with
Irreverent spring break top ten lists

We are munsoned we are squat
We are flashing twelve o'clock
We are spread out butt cheeks
Pulled apart so just the air leaks

We are "ishtar" we are tab
We are no right turn on red
We are the moustaches
The beatles grew when they dropped acid

You are the heart dotting "i"
In the word "apologize"
Scribbled drunk on a postcard
Sent from somewhere volcanoes are
I am the heart with no name
Airbrushed on the license plate
Of a subaru that was
Registered in pennsylvania

We are zima we are barf
We are cinderblock yard art
We are baldwin brothers
Not the good one but the others

We are amway we are shemp
We are sir david of brent
We are the queef after
A porn star breaks the gang bang record

You are the heart dotting "i"
In the word "apologize"
Scribbled drunk on a postcard
Sent from somewhere volcanoes are
I am the heart with no name
Airbrushed on the license plate
Of a subaru that was
Registered in pennsylvania

Do you even know what a wawa is girl?
Do you even know what a wawa is?
Do you even know what a wawa is girl?
Do you even know what a wawa is?

I'm in a state of p fuckin' a
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 11:24 am
@sozobe,
Exactly!
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 12:14 pm
Ah yes, the "wah wah" (sad horn). It is in the family of memes with "bow chica wow wow," (porn music) "Eeeee aaaah" (fog horn) and "ba dun tsk" (drum drum symbol).

I joke with my friends and use this sound a lot. I guess it's a sort of audible response of sarcasm.

For instance, I remember a friend complaining about having too many fun options to pick from on her evening. Her roommate replied "Poor baby. Life sounds hard. wah wah." It wasn't meant to be mean, just as a friendly poke to her saying that if you're going to have a problem, she had pretty good problems.

Soz, if you want to try it out. The next time ican or Fox is talking about wealth redistribution, reply with something comparible to the following.

"You poor thing. You must be starving. wah wah."

T
K
O
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 12:14 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:

joefromchicago wrote:

It sounds like you're describing the sound made by a trombone or trumpet, often with a mute (sometimes called a "wah wah mute"), where the first note is followed by a note that is one tone lower. It is found in bad comedies to indicate irony or disappointment.


This is what I was going to say. Imagine that, joefromchicago and I thinking the same. What's next?

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
The dead rising from the grave!
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 12:15 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

This one right?

[flash]http://www.sadtrombone.com/sad_trombone.swf[/flash]

(from http://www.sadtrombone.com/)

That's "wah wah wah wah." Same idea, just the unabridged version.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 12:26 pm
Old school Sesame Street would use that sound a lot in many of their skits, especially the Bert & Ernie ones.
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 12:32 pm
@InfraBlue,
Oh, that rings a bell! Like Bert looking grumpily at the camera after Ernie did something especially irritating.

It seems like the usage now is sort of like the "tiny violin" gesture that was big when I was a teenager (80's). Not exactly, but related.
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 12:34 pm
@sozobe,
Oh look, this even conflates them (I was looking for an image of the "tiny violin" gesture)

http://starcmc.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/tiny_violin.png
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Izzie
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 02:37 pm
@msolga,
'Tis a good movie Very Happy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wah-Wah
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Eva
 
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Reply Wed 14 Oct, 2009 02:54 pm
@joefromchicago,
Ghostbusters, right?
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2009 09:02 am
@Eva,
Right you are!
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mm25075
 
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Reply Thu 15 Oct, 2009 09:48 am
I have lived on the west coast for my entire life so when I traveled for work back to the east coast I had a sort of wah wah moment.

Picture this: Your boss's boss peaks his head in the door of the office you are sitting in and he says. "I'm going to waa waa, do you want anything?" I look at him a bit confused. Did he just ask me if I wanted anything from the bathroom?

You see I had never heard of Waa Waa the popular convienience store so yeah it was a WAH WAH moment for me! (hehehehe)
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