[Ads-l] womp womp

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 23 11:09:30 EDT 2018


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From: Jonathan Lighter<mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: ‎6/‎23/‎2018 7:54
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU<mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: womp womp

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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.
> >
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> 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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