boogaloo roots?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 28 01:43:45 UTC 2007

At 6:29 PM -0700 3/27/07, Oliver Wang wrote:
>Thanks for the response - as is evident, I'm not an etymologist and
>most of what I've collected is either anecdotal or conjectural and
>this listserv is the only place I've seen any citations that trace to
>where and how the term emerged. As noted, there's a lot of good
>"stories" around (including one that attempts to link "boogaloo" with
>the Irish "bodagh luath" but again, it's conjectural).

Ah, do I detect the fine hand of our erstwhile colleague Mr. Cassidy?


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