Query: Slang "Awesome sauce!"

Paul Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Thu Nov 11 00:19:00 UTC 2010

Reminds me of something this odd L. A.-born classmate at Michigan used to say (circa 1973) if something was really cool--he'd shout out "Yo tengo a la SAUCE!"  He'd also greet people by saying, "Hey, what's your story."  We just thought it was just Weird Ron....

Paul Johnston
On Nov 10, 2010, at 6:50 PM, Gerald Cohen wrote:

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> A faculty member in my department was exuberant about the achievements of
> several of her colleagues and wrote:
> 'As my 16 year old would say: "AWESOME SAUCE!".'
> I see "sauce" in urbandictionary.com but am still not sure how it came to
> represent something terrific.  Would someone perhaps know?
> Gerald Cohen
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