Antedating of "oojah" and "oojahkapivi"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 19 14:07:11 UTC 2013

>From db "The First World War: Personal Experiences":

1917 _Lines. The official organ of the Divisional Signal Company, RE_  (Nov.)
13: Things We Don't Expect ... A civi [sic] to understand the order "Take
this ujakapivi and go to the oojah and bring some what's it."

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