Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What does Ouisch mean, anyways?

I found this, but running it through Google Translate seems to imply that it roughly means "Yeah".


Does anyone know exactly what it means?






20 comments:

ACFisherAldag said...

I have heard that it's French slang, it came from Mr. BeauSoleil, and that it might be vaguely naughty.

Matt said...

Somebody has GOT to know this one (and I figured it was naughty).

GrumpFromPahrump said...

My question is, how do you say it?? In one book it said it is pronounced "wish". In a Barbara Hoyt interview she said "ooosh".

Matt said...

WEEESH

Ken619 said...

I heard it was given to her by George because of the noise her cord pants made when she walked. There is probably as many theories on this as there are for why the murders happened. I think the only one who really knows is her though.

orwhut said...

GrumpFromPahrump said...

My question is, how do you say it??

Grump,
I'm not kidding. I was thinking the very same thing earlier today, before this thread came up oeeeo.

richko62 said...

I think it was Ed Sanders book that credits George Spahn for the name. I think that he was also the one who came up with Squeaky an Capistrano.

Panamint Patty said...

The Hendrickson book which Patty will be reviewing shortly said some interesting things about how people got their names. He claims that Squeaky was named for her unique singing voice,and cappy was named that because she always wore a hat. These assertions come as a great surprise to Patty as does a lot of his other thoughts. Good stuff.

The Surf Bat said...

It's an old school word for when a man sees a beautiful woman. I had a 70-something neighbor who often said "oooo-WEESH!" whenever he saw a cutie.

It makes sense that Spahn would use that.

BTW, I think Tex Watson in "Will You Die For Me?" also said it was pronounced oo-weesh....

candy and nuts said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nENVYOfdUIw

candy and nuts said...

this video has Brenda saying Ouisch's name http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nENVYOfdUIw

SJ said...

Someone once said (I think it was in the comments on the cols blog) that 'Cappy' was George Spahn trying to say Cathy without his false teeth in. I wish we could ask them and find out the truth.

SJ said...

I was agreeing with Surf Bat until i remembered Spahn was blind! So maybe the noise of her trousers was more likely. He would be able to tell who it was from the noise.

eviliz said...

SJ said...
Someone once said (I think it was in the comments on the cols blog) that 'Cappy' was George Spahn trying to say Cathy without his false teeth in. I wish we could ask them and find out the truth.

i did contact Cappy. she did not want to be bothered so i left it at that.

LoLo said...

in the video on youtube she pronounces it long o-eesh

MrPoirot said...

candy and nuts said...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nENVYOfdUIw


Mr Poirot replies:

Brenda prounounces Ouisch's name in the video.

Those are Dennis Rice's kids.

Simon Adams said...

I would go with oo-esh like louise without the L and ch on the end

Simon Adams said...

I would go with oo-esh like louise but without the L and Sh at the end.

Brenden said...

French slang, coming from YES/OUI, it's like "yeahhh" oo-WAY-sh, sounds more like "WAYsh"

Unknown said...

Spahn nicknamed Ruth Ann "Ouisch", but some Family member said it was pronounced as "├╝sh."