Monday, June 09, 2014

Why we yell this


When something hurts, we say OUCH! Is that genetic? Is it a natural pain noise?

No--it comes, some think, from the Pennsylvania Dutch word for yow!

Or from some ancient language--no one seems to know.

Does this vary from culture to culture--not really. Ouch seems to be it.

Now--tell me why we say "Well..."

Do we mean, "Hole in the ground, no one knows...?"

1 comment:

Star Lawrence said...

I paid attn yesterday and every time one of my old age things panged me, I said OW not OUCH. Explain that. I guess I am too lazy to say two more letters