September 16, 2007
Iâ€™ve been saying the expression â€œGoo!â€ for quite sometime now and Iâ€™ve traced it back to likely coming from D-Bar, but I honestly have no idea where it originated from. I use it often and it never really dawned on me as to what it means or where it came from until someone asked me what it meant. The best I could offer was that it was often used with a negative connotation perhaps when something is ridiculously overpriced or in reference to some busted chick or something like that.
Ahhhhâ€¦no shit. I decided to surf on over to Urban Dictionary and give it a go and sure enough the proper explanation was given. Instead of deleting this entry, Iâ€™ll just provide the definition for any and all who are unfamiliar with the phrase. Note that the word can be said in quick manner style (Goo!) or in a drawn out style (Gooooooo!). Bet this one never makes it into Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged.
Defintion: Used to describe a surprised disgust at something or a situation. Originated from Adam Sandler in the movie Billy Madison. Example:
The One Nero: “Yo Danny Barbs, have you seen the midget crack lady on Northside Drive yet?
Danny Barbs: â€œYeah I was walking outta the Amoco the other day and, when I turned around, I saw her and immediately yelledâ€¦Goo!!!â€