antedating of "cancan" (hoochy-coochy)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 10 22:21:29 UTC 2003

At 3:32 PM -0500 1/10/03, James A. Landau wrote:
>A totally different history of "hoochy-koochy" can be found at URL
>which claims that the "hoochy-coochy" was introduced to the United States at
>the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 by an impresario named Sol
>Bloom and that it was entangled with

I don't know.  My etym(yth)ological motto is "Beware the Fair".

>the "belly dance", a name that also
>arose at the 1893 Exposition.


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