Query: Jim Cramer's "Booyah!"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 9 02:19:45 UTC 2005

On Thu, 8 Dec 2005, Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:

>    Would anyone know the origin of Cramer's "Booyah"?  Is he the only
> one who uses this interjection (besides the people who have picked it up
> from him)?  Did he perhaps just invent the term himself?

When I read this message my first reaction was that Stuart Scott's life
has been in vain.  Then I did a little Nexis research, which seems to
suggest that the term has its origins as an inner-city exclamation
showing up by 1991.  You ought to get around a little bit more, Jerry.

Fred Shapiro

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