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Popular Cope expressions, or Cope-isms

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By The The Tribune-Review
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008
 

Of his many unforgettable sayings, Myron Cope once said, "I never planned to use them, they just happened."

Here's a sampling of expressions Cope used on his radio show or during Steelers broadcasts:

Expression Translation/Explanation
"Yoi" Wow
"Double Yoi" Even better than Yoi!
"You betcha!" I agree
"Zounds!" Amazing
"Okel-dokel" Okay
"Gadzooks" Holy cow
"Garganzola" Hogwash
"How do?" How do you do?
"Cincy Bungles" Cincinnati Bengals
"Cleve Brownies" Cleveland Browns
"Yonkos" Denver Broncos
"Emperor Chaz" Chuck Noll
"Hmm-hah!" A stall tactic while Cope gathered his thoughts
"Cope-a-stethic" Everything is fine
"Cope-ra-scope" Cope's version of a crystal ball
"Cope-a-nut" A prize awarded to a talk show caller for an astute observation
"Bye now" Cope's signature line when hanging up with a caller
Source: Tribune-Review research; The Associated Press
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