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    what does "Yowser!" mean?

    can someone please enlighten me on this. It's mainly an americanism right?

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    Found this lol Im an American and never really heard of it myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by YourDictionary.com
    Sorry, no words matching "Yowser" were found
    Must be slang for like Yikes! I dunno

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    Well, if the TV show Friends has taught me anything, it's that "Yowser" is an expression of surprise, or when something unexpected happens.
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    I always thought of it as a British exclamation. Like, "Yowsah!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by graphixkid
    I always thought of it as a British exclamation. Like, "Yowsah!"
    Hmm, I've never heard anyone in the UK say it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by graphixkid
    I always thought of it as a British exclamation. Like, "Yowsah!"
    lmao lol
    Hey i learn something new everyday!

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    It would be more similar to "Wow, that's surprising and unexpected!" It's an expression of mild shock and disbelief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Zappa, "Dancinĺ Fool"
    Youwsa, youwsa, youwsa
    Isn't youwsa == "yes, sir!" ?

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    Yowser was a phrase used by a cartoon detective named Inspector Gadget during the 90's. It's a excited exclamation phrase.

    "Yowser, All my HTML pages are gone! "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winged Spider
    Yowser was a phrase used by a cartoon detective named Inspector Gadget during the 90's. It's a excited exclamation phrase.

    "Yowser, All my HTML pages are gone! "
    Hmmm.. I couldn't find any connection to "yowser" and Inspector Gadget on Google. A couple of the other ideas also sound fairly convincing, the Zappa reference, that sounds like it.

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    Yowser was used a lot in Inspector Gadget.

    Basically yes it is "Wow, how unexpected, and possibly shocking to me."
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