"huzzah" labelled Colonial speech

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Mar 24 15:32:44 UTC 2006

There are 22 hits on NewspaperArchive for "Huzza" as opposed to "Huzzah"
prior to 1807.  Most of them are tied to British sources.  But hard to
believe that if it was a British cheer it wouldn't have also been a Colonial
US cheer.

>From a 1797 Edinburgh Advertiser cite:

"Huzza, my boys, huzza, 'tis Britain's favourite toast."

Sam Clements

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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