MCCLANE said: Yippie cai ay, m*th*rfucker

Hi! everyone:

My friend asked me a question:

In movie: DieHard,

MCCLANE said: Yippie cai ay, motherfucker

Click on link below to hear the recording:

What does that mean?

I searched the Net and I only found out it’s a cowboy slang.

But what does that mean?

Thanks in advance.

By the way, is motherfucker a really really bad word?

Well, at least I know one answer now. It’s a really bad word so the system changed it to pleasant young person. :laughing: :smiley:

I wonder when will PHP forum have the ability to correct typo or even grammar automatically?

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That’s a good question. I think it has something to do with yodelling.

"Pecos Bill was quite a cowboy down in Texas
And a western superman to say the least
He was the roughest, toughest critter
Never known to be a quitter
Cause he never had no fear of man or beast.

For the toughest critter west of the Alamo."

growing up in the midwest, “yippie” was akin “hip hip hooray”.
i understood it to mean (in a sacrastic tone) to mean: “well good for you motherf^cker!”

Actually, “Yippee ki yay” [sp?] is something a cowboy might shout while shooting his gun in the air in an excited way. This is the dialogue from the film (cut and paste from

[quote]Hans Gruber: Mister Mystery Guest? Are you still there?

John McClane: Yeah, I’m still here. Unless you wanna open the front door for me.

Hans Gruber: Uh, no I’m afraid not. But you have me at a loss. You know my name but who are you? Just another American who saw too many movies as a child? Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he’s John Wayne? Rambo? Marshall Dillon?

John McClane: Was always kinda’ partial to Roy Rogers actually. I really dig those sequined shirts.

Hans Gruber: Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mister Cowboy?

John McClane: Yippee-ki-yay, motherf*cker! [/quote]

By the way, I love Alan Rickman.