Whoa Is Me

The word “whoa” comes from the word “ho,” which first came into Middle English as a command to slow down or draw your horse to a stop. Sometime around the year 1620, the spelling evolved into what we now use today, “whoa.”

Aside from its use with horses, whoa is a popular exclamation used to express surprise, amazement, or great pleasure.

It’s a simple four-letter word that people use frequently. But when put in writing, it seems to often be misspelled.

Okay people, listen up. There is only one correct way to spell the word “whoa.”

It’s not “woah.”

It’s not “whoah.”

It’s not “waoh’ or “whao” or “whaoh.”

It’s “whoa.”

And it’s only “whoa.”

Even if you’re British or Canadian. It’s still “whoa.”

Think of the word “who.” You don’t spell who “woh,” do you? Or “whoh.”

Of course, it’s a free country and I suppose, on your blog, you can spell “whoa” any way you want to. As long as you realize that if you spell it any way other than w-h-o-a, you’re spelling it wrong.

And if you don’t mind spelling whoa wrong…well, woe unto you.

4 thoughts on “Whoa Is Me

  1. baddadcartoons101 October 31, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    When I spelled “whoa” my spell checker offered the emoji 😲 so 😲 is the new “whoa” so let’s keep it woke and use 😲

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    • Fandango October 31, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Whoa 😮. Hmm. How come your whoa emoji has eyebrows and teeth and mine doesn’t?

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      • baddadcartoons101 October 31, 2017 / 10:56 pm

        When I tried “WHOA”, all uppercase, I got both options 😲 😮 (Talk about stranger things – this is indeed strange)

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