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Blend of wah and ambulance

The earliest known usage was in the 2000 Disney film The Kid, and it may have been coined by this film.


wambulance (plural not attested)

  1. (Internet slang) A notional ambulance called to the scene when somebody is upset; used in dismissive responses to oversensitive complaining.
    • 2000, Disney's The Kid
      Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis): Waaaaaah. Waaaaaaah. Somebody call the wambulance.
    • 2001, "jim", Outrageous!!! (on newsgroup rec.aviation.piloting)
      Someone call the Wambulance. Dudley I am so sick of hearing you bitch about how everybody is not suffering enough.
    • 2007, "Rodney Parker", What a game! (on newsgroup alt.sports.football.pro.dallas-cowboys)
      Funny how we didn't see a single post in this NG from "Ron" or Holder during the game. Not surprising, but funny anyway. I'm sure they'll surface sometime. As a precaution, I've already called the wambulance for them.

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