pronun. of "yahoo," n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Mar 12 01:14:02 UTC 2007

No - "yahoo" the Swiftian noun.


Sam Clements <SClements at NEO.RR.COM> wrote:
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Is this still about "yee-ha?" and the Texas yell?

Sam Clements

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From: "Jonathan Lighter"
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Subject: pronun. of "yahoo," n.

> OED offers [jhu] only, which is the educated pronunciation.
> IIRC, old westerns pronounce it [ 'je:hu: ], and, outside the classroom,
> I have heard it so pronounced in the South. I never heard it at all in
> NYC, outside of the classroom.
> JL
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