"ho ho ho" should be in the dictionary [was Re: Ho ho ho!]

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 16:50:46 UTC 2005

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Laurence Horn wrote:

> >poetical, or similar use, as in "the tintinnabulation of the bells, bells,
> >bells" (Edith Sitwell?),
> I thought it was Poe, "The Bells".

You are clearly both wrong.  All quotations are derived from Irish
sources, as I demonstrate in my forthcoming quotation dictionary.  Neither
Sitwell nor Poe was Irish.  Q.E.D.

Fred Shapiro

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