John Fashnu picked up the catch phrase after appearing on Craig's show 'Cyberzone' as a guest, and subsequently copied it for himself on Gladiators. This caused much upset amongst fans of both Red Dwarf and Craig Charles, not only because he had copied the phrase, but used it incorrectly as a personal 'catch phrase' of his own.
Derives from sound of alarm (Awooga Awooga!).
See "The Awooga Waltz" from Red Drawf (British Comedy Sciu-fi TV show).Red Dwarf starred Craig Charles - hence used in later Robot wars as welcome...
"Awooga!"I found it.
Dude: OMFGS don't you just want to motor boat that?!
Charles: H3LL Yes (boingoingoingoingoin - sound of p3n15 getting erect)