Antedating of "oojah" and "oojahkapivi"

hw gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 21 00:40:21 UTC 2013

On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at>wrote:

> AFAIK, both refer to the pilgrimages Muslims make to Mecca.

Because of that, I assumed that JRR was "Hodge." Subsequently learning that
he was, in fact, "Hadge," somehow put me off my game. So, I've never asked
Haj himself.

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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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