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Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« on: May 22, 2020, 01:18:07 PM »
Serious and humorous replies welcome.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 01:20:20 PM »
Because they live in Bottle Bay.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 01:27:10 PM »
Because they live in Bottle Bay.

that's spooks

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 01:28:26 PM »
Because ghosts love Song 2 by Blur.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 01:30:13 PM »
Because ghosts love Song 2 by Blur.

Well, they love half of it, anyway.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 01:31:34 PM »
Well, they love half of it, anyway.

Ghosts and owls innit.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 01:34:26 PM »
QI once informed us that one individual film is responsible for pirates going "harrrr!" and everything else copied it, so it's probably similar for ghosts, you just need to find the earliest movie depiction of a ghost going 'wooooo!' ... or perhaps going back before the advent of film maybe a ghost was depicted in a play going 'wooooo!'

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 01:36:39 PM »
Because they're spwooooooky

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 01:42:14 PM »
Impression of a classic horror-score theramin? (This is intended to be a serious reply, but if you find it humorous I wish you well)

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 01:48:49 PM »
Because they're on a rollercoaster.

Probably The Smiler...

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 01:50:32 PM »
As mentioned above, it is because it is a spooky thing to say.

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2020, 01:51:39 PM »
Nothing against them, it's 2020, live and let live, but might they be homosexuals? You often see gay lads on the telly making those sorts of "woooo" noises.
Might they just be camp entertainers with sheets thrown over them? Have we ruled that out?
We should hire a bunch of sheet lifters to go round and solve the mystery once and for all.
I bet it's all people like Alan Carr and Larry Grayson under there just pissing about.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2020, 01:54:30 PM »
Because they are trying to seduce you and don't know what "trying to woo somebody" means.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2020, 02:11:16 PM »
Because they are incorporeal, and are therefore associated with air - the 'wooooo' noise is reminiscent of wordless airflow.

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2020, 02:15:17 PM »
Because they no like Sanfrancisco cocksucka.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2020, 02:25:09 PM »
i forgot to add that my suggestion is a deadly serious one





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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2020, 02:26:05 PM »
man i got spooked just reading thread title

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2020, 02:29:23 PM »
Because they are incorporeal, and are therefore associated with air - the 'wooooo' noise is reminiscent of wordless airflow.

It's true, no tongues or teeth to speak of. Or speak with. It's very sad, when you think about it. I'm going to set up a crowd funding campaign called Gobs for Ghosts, the proceeds of which I definitely won't spend on drink and drugs.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2020, 02:31:20 PM »
It's either that or they're just being disparaging about the idea of the supernatural.

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2020, 02:42:01 PM »
Same reason people do it at gigs. Attention seeking.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2020, 02:52:52 PM »
Ghosts are often described as being trapped in purgatory because of some past foul deed they have committed or have had committed against them. That's why they're always groaning in despair. That's what Jacob Marley told me, anyway.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2020, 02:58:09 PM »
It's because they know who you fancy.

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2020, 03:51:51 PM »
It's true, no tongues or teeth to speak of. Or speak with. It's very sad, when you think about it. I'm going to set up a crowd funding campaign called Gobs for Ghosts, the proceeds of which I definitely won't spend on drink and drugs.

But they also don’t have lips. Try saying wooooooo without employing your lips.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2020, 03:53:18 PM »
Maybe they're just letting you know what they are, a wewe.

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2020, 03:55:20 PM »
They should move with the times and use the Sky Sports 1990s whoosh sound.

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2020, 04:00:25 PM »
A lot of them are just spraffing em-radiation these days, they're in cahoots with the people that develop the detector apps for mobile phones.

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2020, 04:34:46 PM »
Can't do consonants, not corporeal enough.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2020, 05:16:34 PM »
But they also don’t have lips. Try saying wooooooo without employing your lips.

So, why do ghosts go 'Hhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh!' anyway?

Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2020, 05:28:54 PM »
I've been stealing the thunder of ghosts for some years now by creeping up on them and sticking model aircraft decals onto them when they're not looking.  Which is why you see so many confused ghosts these days identifying as Messerschmitt 109s.

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Re: Why do ghosts go “wooooo!”?
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2020, 05:43:08 PM »
Wind blows white net curtain into a room, wind makes a wooooooo sound, sheet gets caught on a hat stand, cuts two holes towards the top of the sheet, half asleep man takes little notice of it and goes back to sleep. Proper ghost then comes in, a real one that doesn't make any sound and cannot be seen, man wakes up sensing a presence, freaks out, next morning confuses the two events and tells everybody about it including the great great great great great great great great great great....... great great great great Grandfather of a man who animated Scooby Doo cartoons.


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