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OP These hallowed forums. Such wit. Such erudition.
I am sorry for asking the following question.
When one tickles a baby's chin, it is customary to make a sound that is, approximately (ahem): "Coochy coochy coo!"
The problem: I need to use this exclamation in something I am writing.
The question: Is this the standard spelling?
Coochy coochy coo gets the most google hits so far. But is there another spelling I haven't tried that yields five, ten, twenty times more G-hits?
Tsk! Vroom! Schlump! Whaam!
If these can be confirmed with a Dictionary, why not Coochy coo?
OED citations welcome.
OED citations welcome.
10 million for "goo goo"
I feel slightly dumber already! heh heh!
Originally Posted By: olly10 million for "goo goo"
Hmm... I got:
8.8 million for goo goo (no quotes)
4.1 million for "goo goo"
0.8 million for "goo goo" -"goo goo dolls"
I vote for cootchy coo
1,090 hits for "cootchy coo"
977 hits for "coochy coo"
Last edited by Myridon; 11/26/07 10:22 PM.
Coochie, or cooch, is also slang for the pudendum muliebre; cf. hoochee coochee dance of Little Egypt. (Also, Hootchy-Kootchy or Hoochee-Coochee or the shimmy and shake.)
[Addendum: More spellings and a short article.]
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Oh thanks, Hydra: you've brought dumb and dumber to AWAD!
OP Myridon shows us 1,090 hits for "cootchy coo".
Of course! The "t". The words "smoochy" and "coot" (both in the dictionary) establish a phonemic precedent for "cootchy cootchy coo".
(What to make of this image is another question.)
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