[Ads-l] womp womp

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 23 10:53:48 EDT 2018


I can't believe I wrote "Three is...."

Is there a specific game show that the trombone notes were/are associated
with?  "Wheel of Fortune," perhaps?

JL




On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 10:38 AM Douglas G. Wilson <douglas at nb.net> wrote:

> On 6/23/2018 10:21 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > Actually, I was surprised that CL emitted only two womps.
> >
> > Three is also common.
> >
> --
>
> The "womp womp" i.e. "sad trombone" is found with *4* womps in several
> YouTube clips.
>
> Is this definitely equivalent to the CL sound(s)?
>
> -- Doug Wilson
>
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