Woop Woop

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Woop Woop is an Australian term meaning far away from anything of interest, as in "he lives out woop woop". Equivalent terms include " beyond the black stump" (also Australia), “Boondock” (S. United States) and “out in the sticks” (E. UK).

Etymology[edit]

The term is said to have been derived from the nickname given to men who carried fleeces in shearing sheds, after the sound they made as they ran around. It was also the name of a sawmill near the town of Wilga in South West of Western Australia that was abandoned in 1984.[1] The term was being used in the early 1900s to describe a mythical outback town.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Parry, Tom (2006). Thumbs Up Australia: Hitchhiking the Outback. Nicholas Brealey Publishing. p. 1. ISBN 1-85788-390-X. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Butler, Susan (2010). The Dinkum Dictionary. Text Publishing. p. 268. ISBN 9781921799105. Retrieved 10 January 2017.