Query on "yowza"

Judi Sanders jasanders at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Wed Dec 1 01:23:08 UTC 1999

Hi all,

Do any of you have thoughts on the following query.  I have a vague
recollection of it from tv but that's about it.

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Could you tell me the origin of "yowza" (or "yowza-yowza") as uttered
one is surprised?  We're wondering whether it's a post-60's word or
invented around that time.  Thanks in advance!

                                Yukiko Mori


Yukiko Mori
Department of Comparative Literature, Religion, and Film/Media Studies
Arts 347, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6
Tel: (780) 439-3585
E-mail: ymori at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca

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Judi Sanders
Dr. Judi Sanders
Professor, Communication
Cal. State Polytechnic U., Pomona
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