[meteorite-list] uhauhauha

From: Michael L Blood <mlblood_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:46 2004
Message-ID: <BC6CAF6E.120DC%mlblood_at_cox.net>

Dear Dave and Rosemary (Missed ya in Tucson, Rosie)
        Actually, "hahahaha" is derived from the Saxon, "huhuhuhu"
meaning, "what the hell is going on?" However, in the thirteenth
century it was in common usage by the Anglos who used it as
an expression of humor (with derogatory overtones aimed at the
Saxons). Over the centuries the pronunciation changed
(during the period of The Great English Vowel Shift) to what
we see today: "hahahaha," a synonym of "teehee," meaning,
"that's funny."
        Hope this clears it up.
        Professor Blood

on 3/4/04 9:48 AM, Dave Andrews at dnandrews_at_frontiernet.net wrote:
> Rosemary Hackney wrote:
>> What is uhauhaua ? Is it a meteorite? or is it more akin to
>> Mawahhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa?
>> Just curious.
>> Rosie
> Hi Rosie,
> I think it's "hahahaha" in Swedish. ;-)
> Dave
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Received on Thu 04 Mar 2004 01:03:26 PM PST

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