rebel yell and yeehaw

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 21 17:39:36 UTC 2012

Re: rebel yell and yeehaw
Cf. Wp article s.v. Battle cry: Alala, Allahu akbar, Awake iron!, Faugh A
Ballagh, Geronimo, Grito de Dolores, Hooah, Jai Hind, Kiai, Merdeka, Oorah,
Rebel yell, Santiago; with links to Hooah, Hooyah, Hurrah, Huzzah, Semper
Fi. (Add  Curahee.)
As noted in the article, there were as many renditions of the rebel yell as
there were regional military units. My personal variant involves a
high-rising falsetto yee- and a very low pitched -hah.
Awake Iron!!

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