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> What's The Diff Between Wazoo & Yazoo?, Is it up one and out the other?
altehase
post Mar 24 2005, 07:26 PM
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The other day I overheard some use the phrase "out the yazoo". If I'm not mistaken, this is the first time I've ever heard that. I myself have used the phrase "out the wazoo" many times. But it also seems perfectly acceptable to reverse it and say "up the wazoo". Hopefully the latter is somewhat self explanatory. If not...take a guess...you're probably correct.

But "yazoo" now seems acceptable as a substitute. OR...it has an alternate meaning. I think it does...and I'd like to know. I'm appealing to anyone who might be able to shed some light on this recent development in my life.

Oh, the term "kazoo" is also used in a similar fashion. It's certainly funnier. At least to my rather warped sense of being. But a kazoo is also an instrument of types. Though I suppose it could be played from either end...maybe that's where the term came from. I'll let the experts confer on this one...
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post Mar 24 2005, 09:42 PM
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Yazoo is a type of premade milkshake type drink is it not?


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post Mar 24 2005, 09:50 PM
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Nope, that's Yahoo. It's a drink as well as a term meaning 'someone of low intellegence' happy.gif Gulliver's Travels.


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post Mar 25 2005, 03:22 AM
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QUOTE (trunks_girl26 @ Mar 24 2005, 04:50 PM)
Nope, that's Yahoo. It's a drink as well as a term meaning 'someone of low intellegence' happy.gif Gulliver's Travels.
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As opposed to Yay-Hoo, which is either a troublesome person, or a redneck... tongue.gif


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post Mar 25 2005, 03:08 PM
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Are you in America by any chance? Because I'm fairly sure that there is a drink called Yazoo in England.


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post Mar 25 2005, 04:55 PM
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Yoohoo is the chocolate drink which Ange is talking about. It's sort of like chocolate milk but it has a slightly different taste and a noticeably different viscosity/texture. I searched Yazoo online and it looks like it might be a similar product to the Yoohoo here in America.

As for semantic differences between yazoo and wazoo in phrases such as "up the ______", I don't believe I've ever heard "yazoo" used instead of "wazoo." If I have heard it, I understood the meaning and probably just coined it off on vernacular differences. I don't think they differ in meaning.


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post Apr 9 2005, 12:55 PM
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Yazoo was also a band in which Alison Moyet sang vocals.


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post Apr 9 2005, 03:54 PM
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It IS yazoo in the UK for chocolate milk. Very yummy indeed


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post Apr 10 2005, 12:04 AM
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this has absolutely nothing to do with this but....

HUZZAH!!!!

had to do it....

Yoohoo is the greatest... Yazoo is ok....


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