Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Jan 20 20:50:02 UTC 2005
i posted Martha Barnette's note on "HoYay!" to the newsgroup soc.motss,
because of its obvious motss-relevance (i.e., relevance to lgbt
people), and almost immediately there came this response:
Begin forwarded message:
> From: tmcd at panix.com (Tim McDaniel)
> Newsgroups: soc.motss
> Subject: Re: HoYay!
> Date: 20 Jan 2005 12:41:50 -0600
> In article <csok1g$5jl$1 at news.Stanford.EDU>,
> Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at Turing.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
>> Subject: HoYay!
>> Newsweek reports this expression from the blogosphere
> I found the origin of "HoYay".
> - from the _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ episode "Lie to Me"
> (season 2, episode 7):
> Xander: Are you probably noticing a theme here?
> Willow: As in 'Vampires, yay?'
> - <http://www.journalfen.net/users/deeablo/2525.html>
> (sometime since Feb 2004 rendered unaccessable without login *sob*):
> "'Homoeroticism, Yay?' was a thread originated by Jennifer Godwin
> (jengod) on the Mighty Big TV (now Television without Pity) Angel
> message boards sometime during that show's first season (1999-2000)"
> This page credits the BtVS exchange as the inspiration.
> - <http://www.journalfen.net/users/deeablo/2525.html>:
> "Cut to spring 2001. ... summer reruns were looming. Whatever were
> we fans to do? I, who was going by the username whofleck at the
> time, posted something like, 'We should have a Camp HoYay for the
> summer.' I can't find the exact post because MBTV gakked their
> boards unannounced in the fall of 2001."
> - The first use of the phrase "Homoeroticism Yay" on Usenet was in
> alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer.creative, alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer, alt.tv.angel,
> originated by Kate Bolin, pointing to
> <http://www.dymphna.net/homoeroticismyay/>, on 15 February 2001,
> "takes it name from the Mighty Big TV Angel thread started by
> JenGod. ... We love big gay TV."
> - The first use of "HoYay" on Usenet (per Google Groups) was Mike
> Zeares, in alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer, 2001-06-28 05:24:35 PST.
> I posted a little more info (expanded quotations and definitions) in
> Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 19:25:35 -0500 (EST)
> From: <tmcd at panix.com>
> Message-Id: <200402070025.i170PZI29327 at panix3.panix.com>
> X-Also-Posted-To: alt.tv.angel
> Subject: Re: The HoYay Fight Scene (was Re: Did anyone else liked
> the fight scene? ** POSSIBLE SPOILERS**)
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