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Speech Patterns:
Says "WOE" to Express Sadness

Created: 2012-12-23     Updated: 2012-12-27  
Stories: 4     Examples: 4     Links: 6  

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Herbie faces many challenges, and sometimes it gets him down. Dad, too, but those challenges are often self-inflicted. The SIGH is the most common way to express sadness, but the ultimate expression may be WOE, in a black speech balloon.

Index terms: emotion, interjection, exclamation, woe, sigh, setback, woe-is-me, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

Dad's new business is not going well. WOE! WOE! But help arrives just in time.
Source: Herbie #6b p.10 (1964-12)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dad's new business is not going well.
Tough spot for Fat Fury. WOE... But help is calling... PSSST!
Source: Herbie #18a p.8 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Tough spot for Fat Fury.
Dad puts Herbie on a diet. WOE (red letters in a black speech balloon)
Source: Herbie #18b p.2 (1966-06)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Dad puts Herbie on a diet.
Prime Example: Mom calls dad an idiot for his latest idea. WOE... WOE... (gray letters in a black speech balloon). Herbie has nothing else to do, so he takes charge.
Source: Herbie #21b p.3 (1966-10)
Updated: 2012-05-24
Prime Example : Mom calls dad an idiot for his latest idea .