Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 30569
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2021/12/03 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2004/6/3 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:30569 Activity:very high
6/3     I notice a lot of foreigners say "Oiii." Is that our equivalent of
        "hey" or "dude"?
        \_ It's spelled "Oy!"
        \_ Do you mean the French for "yes"?
           \_ that would be "oui"
        \_ I believe it's the Japanese.
        \_ Aussies, Brits, and the occasional Kiwi say "Oi." Mel Brooks says
           "Oy."  Japanese punks say "Oiii."  In the first and last, it's like
           our "hey!" but in the second, it's more like "oh, brother."
        \_ I like "aiya!". Even the blacks, hispanics and whites say it
           at the poker card club
           \_ That one gets a lot of international play: aiyaiyai, or aiya,
              either way.
2021/12/03 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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