Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"Whammy!" is an expression that can be heard frequently around my office.
Occasions when people will shout "Whammy!" include:
-When an article is finished
-When production is finished
-When we've scooped the other local paper (which really isn't hard to do considering they have one reporter and a 12 page paper.)
-When the coffee has finished brewing
-When someone has gone to Tim Horton's and come back with Tim-bits.
-When someone has found the pen they lost.
The list could continue. One thing I noticed is how quickly I picked up on this phrase. I still haven't adopted it, but I find myself thinking it when I encounter any of the above situations.
Language is a funny thing. There are so many expressions I use daily that I identify with certain people or places, but I've never really noticed myself adopting them till today.
Just thought I'd share.