Booyah

There was the photograph! She muttered a quiet, “Booyah,” and put it on top of the bed. She gathered all the other photos and put them back in the container, then slid the container back under the bed. It had taken over an hour to find what she wanted and she was stiff from sitting on the floor. She . . .

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “booyah.”

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2 Responses to Booyah

  1. pampa says:

    Booyah’ is definitely an onomatopoeic word, related to’ hurrah’ and’ ooh’ or’ aah’ where the mere sound of the word conveys the meaning. It may also be related to’ haiyah’ which is what dock workers all over the world emit when they need a sudden adrenaline upsurge to pull some thing heavy.It also reveals that in moments of extreme physical stress(haiyah) or mental euphoria(hurrah) our civilized vocabulary fails us and we are reduced to uttering unintelligible grunts or groans much like our prehistoric, cave dwelling, linguistically challenged ancestors

  2. Claire says:

    He hit the ball and it started to slice slightly. He began to address it in a low tone when a sudden strong breeze steered it in the right direction. He followed the trajectory silently and noticed that it was heading straight for the green. Plop! Booyah! Right in the hole! He threw his club on the grass and started jumping and screaming, “Oh my God, my first ace! My first ace!”

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