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to think that the use of Whoop Whoop by 30 somethings is a bit sad?

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Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 20:06:39

Just checked Facebook, and have seen so many of my friends using "Whoop Whoop" and "Good Times" on their status updates.
These are people in their mid-30s, one is off to an event that I know will not even slightly be worthy of one Whoop, let alone 2.

And what the flying feck is "Toot Toot"?

And yes, I am perfectly willing to concede that I am an Old Gimmer grin

ConnieComplaint Fri 06-Nov-09 20:09:30

I'm 32 - what do the words mean? <admits to being a tad, um, behind>

Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 20:10:55

I have absolutely no idea.
But they are everywhere.

Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 20:12:05

So,
XXX is off to XXX (think boring function) tonight, Whoop Whoop!

As a status update.
From a man that you just know wears slippers and pyjamas.

saggyhairyarse Fri 06-Nov-09 20:12:43

I had to ask what this meant and whether people say it out loud in real life.

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Fri 06-Nov-09 20:13:00

Hahaha just as I opened this post I opened facebook at the same time and seen one of my mid 30's friends had started with woop woop grin must be a trend.

Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 20:18:34

It's bloody everywhere, honestly if some of them said it in real life my pelvic floor would just go.

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Fri 06-Nov-09 21:02:09

The thing is the friend of mine that wrote it is the last person I could ever imagine whoop whooping.
I know what you mean about the pevic floor mine nearly did give up on me when I read this thread then opened FB at the same time.

God I am turning into a grumpy old bag hmm I am going to need a cats bum emoticon soon I think.

halfcut Fri 06-Nov-09 21:03:34

I have been known to Woohoo! is that ok grin

lockets Fri 06-Nov-09 21:05:25

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WobblyWench Fri 06-Nov-09 21:05:25

I think woohoo is OK as long as it is said in a Homer Simpson stylee.

lockets Fri 06-Nov-09 21:06:05

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Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 21:06:23

Woohoo, perfectly acceptable, definitely, as is Jolly Good show etc.

It just seems a bit try hard iyswim?

Yes, cats bum face agogo here when I read my FB news feed grin

pigletmania Fri 06-Nov-09 21:12:53

I think that whoop whoop means like yay, yipee that kind of thing, i have no problems with that, its people who use slang on Facebook lit wot and not ending their sentances with ing.

VengefulSinner Fri 06-Nov-09 21:13:15

OP - was your friend being sarcastic? It sounds more of a sarcastic remark to me. At least it would be if it was my status!

I Woohoo, Yay, eugh and ewwwww grin, but can claim that I am not yet in my 30's! (until next year anyway wink)

Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 21:16:30

No sense of irony at all, vengeful, he truly was excited!
You can se Whooop Whoop, you are not yet 30, in fact, I think it is mandatory for your age group (don't even get me started on my 2 teen brother's FB posts, Piglet, I need a translator!).

Besom Fri 06-Nov-09 21:17:40

Wasn't there a song in the 80's 'Don't mess with my toot toot'? (Showing my age here). Don't have a clue what it means though.

Guimauve Fri 06-Nov-09 21:22:22

"When you were born in your birth suit, the doctor slapped your behind, he said 'you're going to be special, you sweet little toot toot' ".

Why are those lyrics in my brain? hmm

Guimauve Fri 06-Nov-09 21:24:10

Though they could be very wrong, I was very wee when it was out.

AnyFuleKno Fri 06-Nov-09 21:24:19

"whoop whoop! it's the sound of the police" grin

Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 21:24:44

Ah, but why is Toot Toot used in the same way as Whoop Whoop then?

I remember the "Don't mess with my Toot Toot" song, "You know you'll never blah blah blah......"

Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 21:25:37

I've not heard of that one Gui?

I have heard of that one AF grin

dreamteamgirl Fri 06-Nov-09 21:27:02

YABU
I really dont see what's wrong with woot woot

Its very hard to put over in writing how chuffed you are for someone (like a friend who has just announced herself just 1 lb off from having lost 7 stone) when you dnt have the benefit of italics, underlines, bold etc etc

I dont honestly see what being 30 something has to do with it myself.
But then to be fair I do indeed still say Hurrah and Woohoo in real life and out loud ...

Lizzylou Fri 06-Nov-09 21:32:43

Woot Woot???
Liking the amalgamation of the two better than the originals Dreamteam wink.

It's not so much that, and yes, I do use Hurrah!, it's people who you know are v staid and not exactly down with da kidz (get me) trying to get with yoof culture.

IsItMeOr Fri 06-Nov-09 21:48:12

lockets you are wrong, tis well known that the two-handed motion to which you refer accompanies a chant of "go [name], go [name]". I have seen my niece and nephew do it grin.

Ineedacleaner we so need a catsbum emoticon. Given the recent success of the biscuit lobbying, do you think we should start a thread?

Am I the only one who feels the sudden need to post a FB status update with one or all of Whoop Whoop/Toot Toot/Good Times?

Think the sleep deprivation might be kicking in - woohoo!

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