09 Nov Yeehaw!! No wait, Wheeeee!
So we’ve established that there’s no way I’m going to squee. I told my husband that and he said what’s a squee? I said exactly.
But what to do with all the excitement??? Because there’s mucho excitement!
Why am I such a fan of “mucho” lately? I think this may even be the second time I’ve used it on my blog. And I’ve only been blogging for a week. That seems like too mucho to me.
But regardless, there really is mucho excitement in my life. My life as an agent, that is. Please reread this if you mistakenly think I’m going to announce a pregnancy or something, you poor misguided lamb.
Ok, wait, how awesome is it that this is only my 5th blog post ever and already I’m linking back to old ones?? Part of that is I’m a little link-happy because I figured out how to link and I don’t know any other blog tricks yet. Like how to make a commenter disappear. Although I’m not sure why I’d want to do that since I love comments!!! But also, that link was totally relevant. That was one relevant link. Really relevant. Really. Relevant.
Anyway, the real problem is that none of the expressions really translate well to the written word. What is the one word of excitement that will best capture that crazy sound of OHMYGODTHAT’STHEMOSTAMAZINGNEWSEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some people tweeted some suggestions, but they weren’t any good. This doesn’t bode well for my awesome word, since most of you probably found this blog post through twitter, but let me throw it out there anyway. What should be my awesome catch phrase for excitement?? No wait, bigger than that. My signature phrase for excitement.
Leave your suggestion in the comments and if I choose yours, I will come and use my new signature phrase all over your blog.
Wait, what? What do you mean you don’t want to win?? Just make some suggestions dammit.
Lori Fetters Lopez (@fetterslopez)Posted at 17:50h, 09 November
Your post reminds me of a kid in their first candy store. You’re doing great.
isaiahjcPosted at 17:56h, 09 November
Monica B. W. (@Monica_BW)Posted at 18:01h, 09 November
If I come up with a great phrase I’ll let you know!!
Um, OTOH, maybe I won’t and I’ll keep it to myself! LOL
PS: the email thingy is working perfectly! YAY
MaryAnn (JAustenwannabe)Posted at 18:03h, 09 November
Ok, let me get this straight–you’re looking for a phrase to capture your feelings of excitement? You need suggestions? God I hope I got that right. Ok, let me see. What do I say when I’m super excited?
I say–Whew Hew! Whew Hew! 🙂
Suze WPosted at 18:03h, 09 November
I vote for the classic: HOT DIGGITY!
Donald Cribbs (@gdcribbs)Posted at 18:05h, 09 November
Rockstar (i.e. That is so rockstar)
Bodacious (This bodacious blog post)
Fricktacalicious (frickin’ + spectacular + delicious, or make you own combination of 2 or 3 words to invent your very own unique catchphrase)
Susan McNerney (@susanmcnerney)Posted at 18:05h, 09 November
How about “WOWZA!” (sounds best when spoken in that 1940’s American newsreel voice)
adriana (@adikirilova)Posted at 18:08h, 09 November
I use “Holy wind chimes!” For everything: excitement, horror, surprise, everything. It’s of my own coinage, so it does what I tell it to do 🙂
P.S. Glad you finally have a blog! Look forward to reading more breaking news and random thoughts! 🙂
MaryAnn (JAustenwannabe)Posted at 18:09h, 09 November
Love your comment,
It’s of my own coinage, so it does what I tell it to do
So funny. 🙂
adriana (@adikirilova)Posted at 18:12h, 09 November
Tee hee. Thanks! I hereby authorize you to borrow it, if the need should ever arise! 🙂
taristhreadPosted at 18:08h, 09 November
I’m afraid you came up with it on your own!! OHMYGODTHATISTHEMOSTAMAZINGNEWSEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’d go with that….really…….
Jen StayrookPosted at 18:08h, 09 November
I haven’t had enough caffeine (or alcohol) to offer a truly witty response, so I’m going to go ahead and spout off what first came to mind:
jessiebincrPosted at 18:12h, 09 November
That post was great. Very emotive! And I have no idea what you should use instead of squee…I tend to say things are awesome, and I’ve realized lately that awesome is quite hackneyed now, so I need a new phrase, too! What to do? Much thinking.
On the other hand, congrats on all the awesome (see, there it is again) goings-on for your authors and yourself! And the blog is going well. I’ve just hit post number 15 myself, and it’s slow going sometimes. Be kind to yourself. You’re a busy lady with lots of awesome (dangit, how do I get rid of it, it’s like a lint!) stuff going on. Your posts are funny and fun to read. So relax, and the comments will come–at least that’s what I tell myself!
Fenton ParkPosted at 18:12h, 09 November
How about “Yipsqueeeeezemewooooha!”
daisy whitneyPosted at 18:12h, 09 November
Dude!! Or Egads!!
Jen Zeman (@jzeman06)Posted at 18:14h, 09 November
Awesomesauce! 😀 BTW, give your blog some time – the people will come!
teleidoplexPosted at 18:15h, 09 November
I felt so bad that nobody was leaving comments that I just had to come over. And now you’ve got me wracking my brain for signature ways to indicate excitement that I’m willing to give to you instead of hoarding for myself.
SQUEEEEEE!!! is so overdone.
Or a .gif of that Schoolhouse Rock girl from the “Interjections” episode. The one who says ‘Wow’: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ak_6ob23Mgg/Tm0xBdnDGEI/AAAAAAAADoU/hXbfwJOIymI/s1600/wow%2Bsidebar.jpg
There’s an idea! That’s a classic, and it’s so meta: INTERJECTIONS!
MattPBullenPosted at 18:17h, 09 November
You could go Italian with “ESTATICO!”
Linda G.Posted at 18:29h, 09 November
AAAHHH-OOOO!!! Or however you transliterate a howl. I mean, you ARE the leader of the Wolf Pack, after all.
JohnPosted at 18:31h, 09 November
When something is just so awesome one word will not do you have to you combine words- Fantabulous is one of my favorites. Give it try & you will feel both, fantastic & fabulous.
Lindsey BellPosted at 18:36h, 09 November
How about Yippee-Skippy? That’s what I say with my three year old when we are excited!
MattPBullenPosted at 18:37h, 09 November
Ooh, here’s another one. “JABULANI!” is Zulu for “celebrate”. (It’s also the name of a hugely popular model of soccer ball).
Julie Brown (@IamTheTruth22)Posted at 18:37h, 09 November
There is nothing else that can come close.
Deserae McGPosted at 18:41h, 09 November
My go-to phrase of excitement is one that my roommates don’t quite understand, but love regardless. It’s “flipping gullash” which doubles as both a phrase of unexpressable joy (“Flipping gullash! “) and the fourth unforgivable curse (“Flipping gullash! “).
Hope you find your gee willigers and yippee kayay!
TamberPosted at 03:37h, 02 January
Gee wieklilrs, that’s such a great post!
Authoress (@AuthoressAnon)Posted at 18:45h, 09 November
Something Yiddish. Seems appropriate. 🙂
CandicePosted at 18:45h, 09 November
I have no expertise in this matter. The only exclamations that come to my mind are ones of frustration. My father-in-law likes to yell, “Judas Priest!” or “What the Sam Hill!” and my husband says “SassaFrassa, frick, frack…etc, etc.” Somehow none of those quite transition to a happy situation. Yep, this comment was completely unhelpful.
AnthonyPosted at 18:47h, 09 November
Michelle WolfsonPosted at 22:29h, 09 November
That is so not ever something I would say in ten gazillion years that it’s almost delete worthy, but as mentioned, I don’t know how to delete comments yet. But thanks for playing.
Kimberly SabatiniPosted at 19:24h, 09 November
Ricardo Montalban! I have no idea why I said this. Flippin’ Gullash.
EmmyPosted at 19:40h, 09 November
My catch all is “AWESOME” . Which Gets really old, really fast. :p
Hallie SawyerPosted at 19:50h, 09 November
How about an acronym? OMGIJCMP or OMFGYWBT? These give me liberty to cuss freely.
Wolfson LiteraryPosted at 19:55h, 09 November
Hmm, I’ve always been more of a curser than a cusser. Maybe that’s a New York thing. And long acronyms just start to confuse me. But good effort.
JanicePosted at 20:00h, 09 November
I like woot for when I’m slightly excited, Woot for when I’m excited, and WOOT! for when I’m overjoyed. Then you can add more !!!!! for your level of excitement beyond that.
Steph SchmidtPosted at 20:08h, 09 November
Need to be carrying a nerd card to use that one though.
Elizabeth (@lizwritesbooks)Posted at 20:12h, 09 November
I’m a fan of the tildebang –> ~!
For when you’re so excited, an exclamation point won’t do it justice.
Michelle WolfsonPosted at 22:28h, 09 November
Nicely put. I like the Tag line.
LauraPosted at 20:47h, 09 November
Maybe just typing YIPPEE! in a squiggly party font (sarcasm font’s better known first cousin) can be a place holder until you find the perfect word.
RenaPosted at 21:04h, 09 November
I’m a real nerd, so all my exclamations (good and bad) are all science related.
“Sweet mother of Science!”
But for pure excitement “D shell hybridization!”
Yeah, they grow um nerdy where I’m from
Michelle WolfsonPosted at 22:22h, 09 November
These are my new favorites. Also made me think Eureka! But yours are good. Holy Krakatoa is good. And Copernicus too. I’m loving the nerdy awesomeness.
LarissaPosted at 21:08h, 09 November
A beta reader recently wrote SHAZAM in my manuscript, and it made me happy. LOL.
I also Iike AMAZEBALLS, which I first saw in Rachel Hawkins’s twitter feed. Not sure if she made it up, or if it’s all over Alabama…
Linda G’s wolf howl seems appropriate, too.
Can’t wait to see what you decide on! 🙂
Michelle WolfsonPosted at 22:24h, 09 November
Sorry but I hate amazeballs. Why is that suddenly popping up everywhere?? Let’s end that ASAP. Loving Shazam though!!
Linda RodriguezPosted at 21:13h, 09 November
Don’t worry. You can never have too much mucho!
Michelle WolfsonPosted at 22:25h, 09 November
That’s what I thought. Mucho gracias. Wait, too mucho?
jared westPosted at 22:10h, 09 November
You start out as if you are singing a high G with an opera like vibrato. Then, after holding for a good 2 count, smoothly transition into a super loud burp. It’s more of a sound series than a specific phrase, but it’s how I express my excitement after a particularly good meal. People will stare, not because they are offended, but because they want to know more about what has got you so excited.
Michelle WolfsonPosted at 22:27h, 09 November
I’m pretty sure a burp from excitement automatically transforms into a hiccup, don’t you think? Wait, are you suggesting the phrase be Holy Hiccups!! Because you know I get freaked out if I have the hiccups for more than 5 minutes. I don’t think this is going to work.
Kate LarkindalePosted at 22:54h, 09 November
I quite like a good old fashioned ‘damn!’. it can be used so many ways, depending on intonation… Plus, it’s multi-purpose – for good things and for bad things.
Ninja GirlPosted at 01:22h, 10 November
Ooooh, a lot of great ones here!
I like Kate Larkindale’s “damn,” but if I was going Southern, I’d probably go w/ “Hot damn!”
I also like “Yowza.” Also a big fan of “Fan-freakin’-tastic” and “Wowsers”…don’t know exactly what that says about me as a person 😉
Hope you find what you’re looking for,
P.S. Oh, I just came up w/another. “Yahtzee!”
brianohio1Posted at 08:13h, 10 November
“Shazam!” But it MUST be in a Gomer Pyle voice/tone, or it won’t work.
brianohio1Posted at 08:15h, 10 November
Oh, crap… someone already suggested it. Still think it’s good though.
Lynn RushPosted at 22:52h, 10 November
LOL. Okay, this post cracked me up. I LOVE THIS energy! I don’t have a suggestion because I’m just completely lame that way.
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Kay ElamPosted at 12:00h, 11 November
I found your blog via Tawna’s blog (and yes, I bought, read, and loved the book).
My favorite blog word is splendiferous.
Good luck with your blog. I’ve added it to my reader.
Patty BlountPosted at 17:01h, 11 November
I’m a big believer in keeping it simple – Yours is the Wolf Pack. Just use an all purpose howl.
If you’re really, REALLY excited, add more O’s. 🙂
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what about sacre bleu? Or holy pickles. Both are French I think.
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