What does "oooook" mean?

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  1. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    I was just reading some posts in a thread on this forum, and many of the posters were using "oooook".
    I've never seen this before (not spending much time lately in forums). Is it something from the text messaging code book? What, if anything, does "oooook" mean?
     
  2. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Well, not knowing what your first language is, do you know what "OK" means (short for "okay")?

    Adjective
    S: (adj) all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory (being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition) "an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine"

    Adverb
    S: (adv) very well, fine, alright, all right, OK (an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence)

    Now, when someone is a little befuddled, they might stretch it out and say "ooooooook".

    Example:
    Wife: Let's go to the burger place for dinner!
    Me: OK!
    -OR-
    Wife: Let's go get dinner at that shady building that always smells like a dead whale!
    Me: ooooooooook

    Yeah...I don't really know how to explain this.
     
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    For the curious, here is a sample post using "oooook" to mean OK.
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I believe it's also a term in Liverpool for the metal appendage some pirates have instead of a hand...
     
  6. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Put simply, multiple consecutive letters in a word outside of the norm means the sound that that letter makes is lengthened.

    There are some words where this really doesn't work. For example, "gooooooooooo". Can anyone tell me what word that is?
     
  7. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    you mean like: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=7279086&postcount=2

    I think it means "OK" sarcastically and stretched out.
     
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    Brilliant!
     
  10. Melrose macrumors 604

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    You guys are reading waaaaaaay too much into this. :D
     
  11. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502

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    It's an acronym for "Obscurely Obsessive Object-Oriented Output Kinetics." It's a programming language.
     
  12. trule macrumors 6502

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    I really love my Mac, sometimes in an unhealthy way, and I have some cool ideas for new applications that I really want to impress on the World. I can't wait to start but I don't know anything about programing, perhaps this OOOOOK is the one for me? I really don't have a clue.

    Is it the best? How can I get it, tell me how to install it and make my best ideas for the World come true, just you wait and see, my ideas are so hot that I'm sure their illegal in some states.

    But please keep it simple because as I mentioned I really don't have a clue :eek:
     
  13. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, and here I thought it was the sound you make when your youngest child runs full tilt, headfirst into your stomach.

    That really changes the meaning of some discussions for me...
     
  14. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    So, would that be something like this: "Look at 'im! 'e's got a oook for a 'and!"?

    :)
     
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