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Boy Howdy

Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 30, 2001

In Reply to: Boy Howdy posted by Jim Webster on August 29, 2001

: Just wondering...does this sarcastic putdown derive from the Howdy Doody Show?

I googled your phrase and I did not see it used as a putdown at all. It was used on an assortment of sites as an experssion of amazement as in "Wowee, boy howdy, what great chilli" or "boy howdy, what a great time we had at the Johnson cookout".