Following an initial surprise is understanding and fear. Several interjections express fear: GULP 66, HELP 30, ULP 27, EE-YIPE 7, and any interjection involving stuttering 46 (H-HELP, N-NO, G-GULP, ...). In Herbie comics, naturally, villains are the most fearful, but males are also likely to be afraid. Dad shows the same rate of fearful interjections as villains, but he is much more likely to stutter than anyone else.
Index terms: fear, afraid, coward, chicken, amazement, astonishment, surprise, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney