Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Wed Aug 25 03:59:37 UTC 2004
>OKOLEHAU--213 Google hits, 37 Google Groups hits
>Will "Okolehau" be in the revised OED?
>Yes, I saw that cut-off 1917 CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE citation. We have some
>Hawaii newspaper coverage in Newspaperarchive. How old is "okolehau" as a
>popular drink? The thing is this--"Holy Cow!" is no later than 1920, and
>almost certainly before.
>It wasn't coined by baseball announcers in New York or Chicago.
Why would anybody think it was?
"Okolehao": lots of Google hits.
N'archive from 1895.
-- Doug Wilson
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