SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Tue Aug 2 22:38:20 UTC 2005
The phrase? got popular in that same year, 1992, when Al Pacino used it as a
retired Army Col. in "Scent of a Woman."
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From: "Mullins, Bill" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL>
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Subject: Re: Hooah !
> Airborne Rangers (Power Series) by Alan Landau
> Paperback: 128 pages
> Publisher: Motorbooks International (August 1, 1992)
> p. 7
> "Today's Rangers would say that Private Reed was "hooah" -- he had the
> Ranger spirit, a combination of confidence, competence, and enthusiasm."
>> "Booyah" is also part of the caveman-grunt family. Earliest
>> recovered cite seems to be from 1995. Civilians prefer this
>> one, especially while watching, playing, or preparing to
>> play football.
> Do or Die by Leon Bing
> Paperback: 304 pages
> Publisher: Harper Perennial (May 20, 1992) p. 124 [there was a hardback
> edition in 1991]
> " "Now -- anyone puts on any color but white" -- he hoists the imaginary
> shotgun, squints down the barrel -- "Booyah! You dead." "
> I imagine that ESPN helped popularize this one -- it's one of their
> catch phrases/words.
> Pam Grier, in the 1997 film "Jackie Brown", used the term but pronounced
> it "Boo-yay".
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