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

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 17:07:13 UTC 2005

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:

> What makes you so sure?  I haven't thought through Sitwell yet -- I
> suggest a long hard look at the Sit- element -- but Poe is obviously
> Pogue, from an Irish word meaning 'kiss'.

Of course...  I forgot that not only are all words are Irish in origin and
all quotations Irish in origin, but all names are Irish in origin as well.

Fred O'Shapiro

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