[Ads-l] rebel yell and yeehaw

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 23 23:58:25 UTC 2015


One day earlier in _The Oregonian_ (Portland), p. 11.

JL

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 6:44 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> For the record, here is the earliest "Yee-ha[w/h]!" I've seen that
> explicitly refers to it as a "rebel yell":
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> 1984 Joyce Lain Kennedy in _Springfield [Mass.] Republican_ B-8: The next
> time your temper flares at the boss and you're tempted to "yee-haw!" a
> rebel yell, remember who lost the Civil War.
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> That's 123 years after the start of said war.
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> JL
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> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
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> > Make that "(1959)."
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