It's as mentioned earlier a learned behavior, just like hushing at children. Making the sound to a child, the child will understand it because of experience. Making the sound to an animal, the animal wont understand a thing (unless you've trained it to be quiet when it's being hushed, which is, i guess, also a learned behavior).
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While looking up, what is the most likely thing to say? It's ohhhh, ahhh! Try talking while you are looking at the sky! It's also typical group behavior. People do what others are doing. They follow the the crowd. Then after it's well learned, it's a response that continues to be used that won''t make anyone stick out like a sore thumb. But not everyone follows the crowd! (good thing, huh?)
Though fireworks aren't one of natures wonders, looking up at a dark sky seeing showers of light pouring down in celebration of something that happened so long ago almost feels magical. It probably is a natural reaction. Think of this: If a person from the past who had never seen fireworks saw them now what would their reaction be. Without knowing the stereo type of 'oooooing and aaaahhhhhing" That's probably along the lines of what they'd do.
It's our way of expressing outwardly, the feeling of pleasure from the inside. The beauty of color contrasting and lighting up the sky is an amazing an infrequent sight. It's a gift to appreciate for such a short while. Like a gorgeous sunrise of sunset reflecting a hue of colors against the clouds. We show our thankfulness verbally, to appreciate this individually and with family and large groups. Yes, I believe we do teach this to our kids and they learn what they see and hear..Building memories from childhood that are positive ones! What better gift can we give our children. :)
usually theres lots of little kids at fireworks... and since little kids r young they r a bit louder... they r just surprised... so ooo ahh is from little kids MOST of the times... if ur not little... what the?