Joan Houston Hall jdhall at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Tue Jun 4 18:07:03 UTC 2002

It's in DARE at "cohee," thought by many to come from "quoth he."  We've
defined it as 'An inhabitant of the mountains of western Virginia or

At 01:08 PM 6/4/02 -0400, you wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 08:40:44AM -0700, Brad Beaty wrote:
> > I need some help.  I am an attorney in Virginia who gets email from
> >another Virginia attorney who uses "qohee" as her email name.  My
> >client has asked me what it means.  I have some vague thought that it
> >was some sort of colonial slang for hillbilly.  I haven't found
> >"qohee" anywhere.  Can anyonyone help?  Thanks
>Is there any reason you can't just ask the other attorney? It
>seems the best way in this case and nothing about your
>description has suggested that doing so would be embarrassing,
>personal, or the like.
>Jesse Sheidlower

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