"Josh got caught... awww-deeeeeee!"
April 24, 2011 8:56 PM Subscribe
As a kid, did you say, "aww-dee" when someone got in trouble?
posted by srrh to writing & language (47 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
The setting was early '90s, New Jersey or North Carolina, I can't remember which, possibly both. The age group was elementary school. Whenever someone got in trouble with a teacher (or did something that should get them in trouble), someone would say, "aww-dee!" I think other kids would often join in, drawing out the "dee" into, "aww-deeeeee!"
The catch: no one I've brought this up to has ever remembered it. My parents don't remember it, no one I would have been in school with at the time remembers it. I've tried googling for it but I just find discussions on how to pronounce "Audi"! When I bring this up to people they look at me like I've grown an extra head.
So, MetaFilter, can you lay some truth on me? Did this ever really happen or is this a childhood fantasy I've mistaken for fact?