Re: [WarOf1812] Huzzah?
- One suggestion I heard is that 'huzzah' was the original, and 'hurrah' grew out of it. 'Huzzah' is thought by some to come from a Middle English word 'hisse', to pull
up, heave, and the same root from which we get 'hoist'.
It could then be used as a shout of workers, sailors etc. acting in concert to pull something - a common phenomenon.
'One, two, three - h....!'
There are probably hundreds of other explanations.
BTW: Saw the preview for the next 'Hornblower' series on A & E. Looks very nice. Begins April 8th.
> From: Rob Taylor
> Can anyone tell me how this came to be "HUZZAH"???
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> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of square miles...
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