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Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know of at least one famous person who has wohicced. I too have wohicced from time to time. I'm sure almost all of you have wohicced as well. So, what does the verb to wohic mean?
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Current news events relevant?

The famous person, Singer or musician? Actor? Artist? Writer? Political Figure? Business Person?

Are they Male or Female? alive or dead?

Does wohiccing require physical dexterity? a prop? a certain ability?
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Current news events relevant? No

The famous person, Singer or musician? Actor? Artist? Writer? Political Figure? Business Person? None of the above

Are they Male or Female? Male alive or dead? Alive

Does wohiccing require physical dexterity? No a prop? No a certain ability? Yes, could be misleading
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Does one use their hands to Wohicc
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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Does one use their hands to wohicc? No
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Early days in this puzzle so a bit of a sledgehammer approach is called for

Can children do this? Are men more likely to do it than women? Are famous people more likely than we mere mortals?

Would being in a particular geographical location be essential? helpful to wohiccing?

Is it only done indoors? outdoors? public? private?

Being an average 41 yr old married Irish male do you suspect that I have done this?

Would having a particular occupation make one more likely to do this?
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Are any of the following required to use in order to 'wohic':

One's voice?
One's hands?
One's feet?
One's fingers?
One's eyes?

Is 'wohic' active? Or moreso passive?
If you were doing this, would anyone who was observing you know that you were doing it?
Is it a voluntary action? Or involuntary?
Is it done to cause laughter? To achieve a goal? To frighten another person or animal? To improve something? To impress someone else? To disguise oneself? To draw attention to oneself?
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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Early days in this puzzle so a bit of a sledgehammer approach is called for

Can children do this? Yes Are men more likely to do it than women? No Are famous people more likely than we mere mortals? I doubt it, in fact they might do it less.

Would being in a particular geographical location be essential? No helpful to wohiccing? No

Is it only done indoors? outdoors? public? private? Can be done inside or outside, private or public

Being an average 41 yr old married Irish male do you suspect that I have done this? Possibly.

Would having a particular occupation make one more likely to do this? No
Are any of the following required to use in order to 'wohic':

One's voice? THIS!!
One's hands?
One's feet?
One's fingers?
One's eyes?

Is 'wohic' active? This Or moreso passive?
If you were doing this, would anyone who was observing you know that you were doing it? Probably
Is it a voluntary action? Voluntary Or involuntary?
Is it done to cause laughter? Usually To achieve a goal? To frighten another person or animal? To improve something? To impress someone else? To disguise oneself? If not that, this, but disguising something else To draw attention to oneself?
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disguising fear? shyness? embarassment? discomfort?

does it involve using words? singing? yodelling? gargling? doing impressions? pretending to be someone else?

is volume important?
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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disguising fear? shyness? embarassment? discomfort? No to all

does it involve using words? YES!! singing? yodelling? gargling? doing impressions? pretending to be someone else?

is volume important? Not really
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Does wohiccing involve making an error in speech of some sort like mixing one's metaphors?

Pronounciation relevant? slang? jargon?
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Does wohiccing involve making an error in speech of some sort like mixing one's metaphors? No, nothing like this

Pronounciation relevant? Noish slang? No jargon? No
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RECAP:
Wohiccing requires a certain ability, however, that could be misleading. I'm sure all of you have the ability. Famous people are less likely to wohic than normal people. Wohiccing can be done anywhere at any time. It involves your voice, and is an active, voluntary action. Someone seeing you wohic would probably know you were wohiccing. Wohiccing is usually done to cause laughter, or to disguise something which is not an emotion. Wohiccing involves words.
No posts in five days and I'll post the $poiler.
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Accents relevant? Speaking in a foreign (or pseudo-foreign) accent? To disguise your voice?
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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Accents relevant? Speaking in a foreign (or pseudo-foreign) accent? To disguise your voice? No with slight ish to this one, no to the rest.
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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No one is really posting on this one, and the time is ripe for me to post a different puzzle, so
**************SPOILER**************

Wohiccing is when you pretend to cough, but are in fact saying a word. The 'famous person' was Ron Weasly. In one of the books (I forget which one) he coughs, and the cough sounds suspiciously like 'Lockhart'.
Good job everyone on this puzzle, and look for my new one at the bottom of the page.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good one -- sorry I forgot about this one.

Is the word an acronym, by any chance?
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

another famous wohicc was on a British quiz show - I think it was Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and this has been a little goldmine for many comedy shows. Eric Morcambe of Morecambe and Wise used to do it all the time
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wohic is a near-acronym: Word hidden in a cough.

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