"Y'all" in today's New York Times; "Jazz" in today's NY Sun
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Sat Nov 29 05:21:43 UTC 2003
> Becky Mercuri ("the sandwich lady") sent me an article recently on
>"booya." I re-checked it on Ancestry and found a year earlier than my
> 15 October 1919, STEVENS POINT DAILY JOURNAL (Stevens Point, Wisconsin),
>pg. 1, col. 2:
> The families of all emplyes residing at Whiting were invited to
>participate in the day's events, which included a "booya" early in the
>afternoon and a
>supper in the evening.
I suppose that this "booya" is the same as the one in DARE. I suppose that
it is an abbreviation for "bouillabaisse".
-- Doug Wilson
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