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Background music?

Posted by R. Berg on February 23, 2003

In Reply to: Woo woo posted by JA Lyons on February 22, 2003

: Anyone know the first use or derivation of "woo woo" as used to describe something that is flaky ("New Age woo woo"), spooky, odd ...? Thanks. JAL

I don't know the first use. I think it comes from the eerie, suspenseful music used in movies and TV programs about little green men and the like. Just a guess. "Woo-o-o woo-o-o" is about how people sound when imitating that instrumental music vocally.