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  • interjection US, slang An indication of astonishment or admiration.


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  • last name = Bowie.

    March 8, 2008

  • Is this pronounced like "Zoe," to rhyme with Bowie? Or is it "Zowie," like in a Batman comic strip?

    March 8, 2008

  • My understanding is that it's pronounced like "Zoey."

    I would have gone with Chloe...

    March 8, 2008

  • ...Then why spell it all f$%#ed up like that?


    I was at a bookstore last night looking at baby-name books, because this list got me thinking, and there are an awful lot of really stupid names out there. And not just for celebrities' children.


    March 8, 2008

  • Looking at baby-name books? You aren't expecting one, are you?

    March 8, 2008

  • My first reaction to "Zowie" would be to pronounce it as it's pronounced in Frank Zappa's "Wowie Zowie." Zowie should sound like "wow," not "Zoe."

    "It's spelled Raymond Luxury Yacht, but it's pronounced Throat Warbler Mangrove..."

    March 9, 2008

  • TSB, that's rather a personal question, don't you think?

    March 10, 2008