[Ads-l] womp womp

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 23 16:22:24 EDT 2018


>Isn’t this womp womp also pronounced “wahn wahn” with a nasalized “n”?

Yes. I'd have spelled it "wonk wonk." Is the supposed "p" ever pronounced?

One pronunciation, at least three orthographies.

JL

On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 2:02 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> My recollection was three for “Let’s Make a Deal", but
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5bFrmzoLOc <
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5bFrmzoLOc> has four, lol.
>
> Looking at a contemporary upload (
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp14fApDMsA <
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp14fApDMsA>, 26:39, 27:11), there are
> just two womps (repeated shortly after for confirmation).
>
> Isn’t this womp womp also pronounced “wahn wahn” with a nasalized “n”?
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>
> > On 23 Jun 2018, at 10:03, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Yes indeed. And possibly since it began - in the 1960s.
> >
> > But people seem to have started making the sound only within the past ten
> > years.
> > JL
> >
> > On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 11:09 AM Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Let's Make a Deal
> >> ________________________________
> >> 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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> >> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> >> Subject:      Re: womp womp
> >>
> >>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> 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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