[Ads-l] catcall

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 23 18:46:22 UTC 2015


"An inarticulate cry of enthusiasm or encouragement."

Describing FDR's slow and assisted walk to the Congressional dais on Dec.
8, 1941,  Prof. Steven M. Gillon of the U. of Oklahoma explains (on the
History Channel's "The 24 Hours After Pearl Harbor") that,

"The hall erupts in applause, catcalls, and whistles.  It was a sense of
energy and excitement that electrified the hall."

JL

-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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