Yee-ha(w) / "Rebel yell"

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Dec 5 18:51:23 UTC 2006

The Rebel Yell, being a carpetbagger's attempt to establish the truth
concerning the screech of the Confederate soldier plus lesser matters
appertaining to the peculiar habits of the South.  Garden City, N.Y.,
Doubleday, 1954.

Smith was a popular humorist, author of Rhubarb (made into a movie,
probably a pretty bad one), Low Man on the Totem Pole, and other
stuff.  I read this in the 50s, have no memories of it.  Don't expect
footnotes or IPA transcriptions, though.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

The American Dialect Society -

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