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Big money, no whammies!

[Press Your Luck game show]

A “whammie” was a little demon/elf/imp/gremlin that would come out and erase your winnings tally. So, when people would press their plunger thingie to spin the thing that did some other thing with the Big Board, they would yell “No whammies! No whammies!” In our modern age, people often say this as a measure of luck before doing a task where evil might befall them. Picture starting your car when you realize you left the lights on all night. You get the picture.

Brody Culpepper (October 17, 2001)

August 12, 2004. Spoken on inane “Big Brother” reality game show during live competition.

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