Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Jan 15 15:45:01 UTC 2005

Unknown to me.


"Prof. R. Sussex" <sussex at UQ.EDU.AU> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: "Prof. R. Sussex"
Subject: hullawaley

Dear colleagues

A word has come up which looks British dialectal, but I can't track
it down. A Berkshire, UK migrant en route to Australia in 1855 wrote
in his diary that there had been "A regular hullawaley" on deck,
meaning a hullabaloo. Can anyone help with this? is it known in
American dialect dictionaries? Nowt on the web, so it could be rather

Many thanks

Roly Sussex


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