"Y'all" in today's New York Times; "Jazz" in today's NY Sun

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Nov 29 05:21:43 UTC 2003

>    Becky Mercuri ("the sandwich lady") sent me an article recently on
>"booya."  I re-checked it on Ancestry and found a year earlier than my
>1920 post.
>    15 October 1919, STEVENS POINT DAILY JOURNAL (Stevens Point, Wisconsin),
>pg. 1, col. 2:
>    The families of all emplyes residing at Whiting were invited to
>participate in the day's events, which included a "booya" early in the
>afternoon and a
>supper in the evening.

I suppose that this "booya" is the same as the one in DARE. I suppose that
it is an abbreviation for "bouillabaisse".

-- Doug Wilson

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