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September 17, 2014
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‘The Word Police’


By the way, I tried to find the origin of the phrase “boo-yah.” It has a very rich and varied heritage. Not only an “in your face” taunt or shout of jubilation, it is also the name of a soup made in Wisconsin. Some people think is comes from the Marine’s shout of “Oo Rah!” and others trace it to Gangsta Rap from the mid-‘80s. Maybe it comes from the Spanish word “bulla” for noise. Some think it is an “onomatopoeic phrase” to describe the sound of a shotgun.

Boo-yah! Let’s hear it for words!