A particularly bad meme that causes one to insert 'yow' into speech to indicate or imply that some pain results from the statement, or that mild suprise is involved.

I just got a $90 phone bill. Yow.

Yow, I saw my highschool math teacher at the WalMart.

I believe Zippy the Pinhead is an early originator of this meme.

Yow is a useless little emacs command (M-x yow) that prints out a Zippy the Pinhead quote from the file yow.lines. Similar to fortune, but much less lucid. Also available as a stand-alone program.

For all sorts of fun, try M-x psychoanalyze-pinhead and pit Eliza against Zippy.

YOW

Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

ICAO code: CYOW
Primary runways: 07-25: 8,000' 14-32: 10000'
Secondary runway (unlit): 04-22: 3300'
Longitude: 75° 40' 9" W
Latitude: 45° 19' 21" N
Elevation: 374'
Control Tower: 118.800, 120.100 mHz

        22
      ..    
    ...    
   ..14                
  04   ..            
         ..                   
           ..                25  
             ..          ....
               ..    ....
                 ....        
             ....  ..
           07        ..
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http://www.ottawa-airport.ca

Yow (?), pron.

You.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

© Webster 1913.

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