Antedating of "oojah" and "oojahkapivi"

hw gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 19 23:13:52 UTC 2013

On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:

> In my mind, <Hajji> is associated with <<The Adventures of Hajji Baba>>
> (1954 movie).

Compounded with the hit-song derived therefrom: "Hajji Baba," as styled -
does anyone else recall the days when purveyors of "popular song/music"
were commonly styled "(song-)stylists"? - by Nat "King" Cole, among others.
IAC, I hated that song, thereby guaranteeing that I would carry its memory
to the grave.

Any connection with the "Haj" of John Robert Ross?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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