jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Fri Aug 5 14:27:47 UTC 2005
Been a while, but I recall vocalizing something like
"ahOOah" in the Marines back in the late 60's. It was
not used as a question, was not used as part of a
sentence in any way but was a positive response or
simply a yell. No one ever explained it, but I took
it as an imitation of the sound of a claxon or, if
drawn out, of a foghorn.
--- Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> An acroetymythonym ? Things have gotten so dumb,
> who can tell anymore?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_slang#A :
> BTW, Marines do not and *must*
> not say "Hooah ! " They must instead say "Oorah ! "
> though I'm not sure that it's used as a question
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