[Ads-l] Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 9 00:03:29 UTC 2020

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wham,_bam,_thank_you_ma'am <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wham,_bam,_thank_you_ma'am>
Denoting swift, formulaic, and unromantic sexual intercourse.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wham%20bam%20thank%20you%20maam <https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wham%20bam%20thank%20you%20maam>
Mostly the same meaning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZnZtqDehY <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZnZtqDehY>
Plan With Me: Project Based Learning

A sequence starts at 24:10, in which the YouTuber finds the book she wants at the top of the list on her first try and exclaims, “Bam! Wham, bam, thank you, ma’am!”

She seems either unaware of the expression or just lets it roll off as a rhyme while her brain is engaged on something else. The video has 38K views at this point.

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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