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Thread #59418 Message #2270249
Posted By: Amos
23-Feb-08 - 08:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I believe in modern parlance, "yeehaw" is a single term, or word, if it is a word, which I doubt. More of an ungrounded expletive or enthusiastic ejaculation. But in any case.
Do you suppose it derives from the marriage of "gee" and "haw", port and starboard commands for mule- and oxen-drivers? Or is it a corruption of "Yahoo"?