Yee-ha(w) / "Rebel yell"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Dec 6 16:52:33 UTC 2006

On 12/6/06, Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at> wrote:
> On 12/6/06, hpst at <hpst at> wrote:
> >
> > I have also heard, "Yee-Ha!" on records although god only knows where so
> > apparently it was common practice to begin a song in this way and Bob Wills
> > used this device all the time.
> ISTR Bob Wills' signature yelp was more of a "hooha(w)" than a "yeeha(w)".

Or "aw-haw", now that I listen to an example of it.

--Ben Zimmer

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