WOOF. Really? WOOF!?

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    Nov 17, 2009 2:41 PM GMT
    Maybe I'm the crazy one. But seriously here, WOOF!? How is that/did that become synonymous with a compliment?

    Personally, I think it's an utterly ridiculous phrase. No man has ever made me want to ululate like a chimpanzee in heat, nor mimic whale song to try to woo a suitor. So why "woof"? What makes it so special? Do I just not get it?
  • wellwell

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    Nov 17, 2009 3:13 PM GMT
    ...or ARF!

    I did it; I'm responsible. I started it in S. California where my nickname was " doggie style."


    (BTW ululate is a gr8 word! Bravo.)
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    Nov 17, 2009 3:15 PM GMT
    I always think that if that's the best that someone can do in initiating a conversation that communications skills and decorum are seriously lacking.
  • wellwell

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    Nov 17, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    Agreed!

    I've never used it as an "opener," only as affirming or agreement; but I can see usefulness, in the evolution of language and trend setting.
  • calibro

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    Nov 17, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    If it works for Lord Flashheart then it works for me... p.s., chimpanzees don't ululate, animals like dogs and wolves do.
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    Nov 17, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    rawr
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    Nov 17, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    woof. translation: you bring out the animal in me.

    lol, how delightfully animalistically predatory!

    ...a compliment is a compliment. icon_wink.gif

    Bill asked one day if I still found him hot and sexy. I touched a finger to his butt and made a burning sizzling noise.

    -Doug
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    Nov 17, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    meninlove said woof. translation: you bring out the animal in me.

    lol, how delightfully animalistically predatory!

    ...a compliment is a compliment. icon_wink.gif

    Bill asked one day if I still found him hot and sexy. I touched a finger to his butt and made a burning sizzling noise.

    -Doug


    Thanks, Doug.
    It's just a way of letting you know you are hot. This is slang and while it may not be appropriate for you, other's do not mind.

    This is for meninllove.....Woof! Woof! Love you guys
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    Nov 17, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    When I was in grade school, we used to say "woof" about girls who were ugly (we were boys, that's the only excuse for my behavior). I have no idea how this became a compliment. I personally don't like getting barked at.

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    Nov 17, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidrawr


    well 'rawr' is a proper term. it is dinosaur for, 'i love you'. at least that's what my 15 year old nephew tells me.
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    Nov 17, 2009 4:48 PM GMT
    Woof is pretty bad. I also find things like, "hey, stud" pretty off-putting. "Stud" just sounds so cheesy, like we're in a bad 80's movie version of what someone *thinks* male-to-male courtship looks like.
  • Muscleluvinla

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    Nov 17, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    wait a minute....starting up a discussion about the word "Wooof"? Really? Are you serious??????

    All I can say is just wait until you get a little older, and someone 20 years younger than yourself tells you they think you're really sexy...WOOOF! It doesn't exactly repulse NOR hurt my feelings.

    If I were you I'd probably just get to know the guy and not judge him based on one word....

  • jarhead5536

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    Nov 17, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    This is a term I would never use to anyone's face (exception: BBH1 icon_redface.gif). When it pops into my head, it is a reaction to a man so drop-dead sexy that words fail me and I am reduced to animal lust...
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    Nov 17, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    I was using "woof" 20 years ago, even though I had never heard it from anybody else before. Nobody ever heard it from me except for a straight best friend who got a kick out of it. I didn't even have to explain it to him, he knew what I meant when I did it (since he knew I had seen a hot guy).
    I don't even know why I did this, it just seemed to express how I felt.
    Guess I was just a dawg when I was younger, hehe
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 17, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    I got a "woof" on here recently and just accepted it as a compliment

    Remember, we also have an RJ member named "Woofydude" who actually is a pretty reasonable guy.

    I've often wondered if someone "woofed" at me .. how he react if my response was.... "hey there dog".... LOL
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 17, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    There was a post just like this about "woof" a month ago. If you don't get, you don't get it. I don't use the word because I know some guys don't even understand what it means. I like when I get it....because I understand exactly what it means. It is a response that has no words.

    When you go up to a dog and it starts wagging it's tail because it is so happy to see you even though it may not know you, how would you put that feeling into words?
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    Nov 17, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    a pinch of salt, a bit of a laugh, good fun, a bit of humour.

    Its not something i would lay a foundation of a house for, but still from the right person it signals some sort of attention.

    I think i tried to embed the cartoon from years back that had the wolf 'wolf whistling' at the sexy singer.


    If your going to take it seriously, i would suggest buying a sense of humour from somewhere.

    Its not the end of the world!
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    Nov 17, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    The day will come that tying a steak around your neck is the only way to get dogs to pay attention to you. On that day you'll miss the word Woof.
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    Nov 17, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    Down boy, down. Good boy...

    Now if you start panting you'll REALLY get my attention.

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    Nov 17, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    Well like most terms in the english language, the term "Woof" has meant several things.
    1) An extremely ugly person, or as scary as an animal.
    2) An extremely Hot person that hits us to our primal core.
    At least those are the 2 meanings i've always have know are associated with "WOOF"icon_lol.gif
    If their face isn't too pleasant when they say it too you it most likely means the first one. Otherwise if they have a smirk or pleasant face, well obviously you have a fan plus someicon_razz.gif
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    Nov 17, 2009 5:40 PM GMT
    How would you interpret a sultry "meow" if some hottie said it to you at a bar? It was a compliment coming from Cat Woman.

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    Nov 17, 2009 6:02 PM GMT
    innerathlete saidWoof is pretty bad. I also find things like, "hey, stud" pretty off-putting. "Stud" just sounds so cheesy, like we're in a bad 80's movie version of what someone *thinks* male-to-male courtship looks like.

    Yeah, stud is pretty bad. Whenever I hear the word stud it calls to mind a cheesy guy with a mullet and a mustache.

    calibro saidIf it works for Lord Flashheart then it works for me... p.s., chimpanzees don't ululate, animals like dogs and wolves do.

    Yeah I realized that after I posted it. I was thinking of the ululation of African tribes and monkeys popped into my head and the metaphor got all wonky. Apologies.

    jarhead5536 saidThis is a term I would never use to anyone's face (exception: BBH1 icon_redface.gif). When it pops into my head, it is a reaction to a man so drop-dead sexy that words fail me and I am reduced to animal lust...

    As someone said, if you don't get it, you don't get it. I can honestly say I've NEVER seen a guy so hot and so amazing that it's reduced me to animal lust.

    musluvinla said
    If I were you I'd probably just get to know the guy and not judge him based on one word....

    That's part of my problem though! I'm one of those neurotic people who can't stand bad grammar. So to me, the use of animal noises as a means of communication instantly turns me off. It's right up there with LOLspeak. Wut r u doing 2nite?, while admittedly causing blisters on my fingers simply by typing it, is so redundantly asinine that I have trouble taking anyone who flagrantly abuses the English language in such fashion in a serious manner.

    **EDIT** Perfect example right here. My original post said "Oh, but that's part of the problem," instead of "That's the problem though!" Upon further review, because yes I (neurotically) review my posts after submission, I realized that that was a sentence fragment. I hastened to edit out the offending fragment before anyone could see.
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    Nov 17, 2009 6:08 PM GMT
    calibro saidIf it works for Lord Flashheart then it works for me... p.s., chimpanzees don't ululate, animals like dogs and wolves do.


    Ha! Lord Flasheart. You have to have a certain demeanor and swagger to pull it off like him.

    I like it (as per my profile text).

    I'm also partial to Mega Woof and Woof to the power of WOOF WOOF!

    I prefer it to a random ass/crotch grab from a stranger.



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    Nov 17, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    I think 1993 was the last WOOF I got...

    No. Its not an insult. Would love a WOOF occasionally. Kind of hot!icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 17, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
    WildjokerQ saidI think 1993 was the last WOOF I got...

    No. Its not an insult. Would love a WOOF occasionally. Kind of hot!icon_wink.gif


    I'd "Woof" ya .....