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Re: TECH: Subject-chomping (WAS: Pronouns & sexual^H^H^H

From:Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Date:Thursday, February 26, 2009, 10:23
"Yahoo" is from Gulliver's Travels, and was the name given (I think) to the
humanoid servants of the Houyhnhmns (or however Swift spelled it!).

> > I know "yahoo" as (1) an exclamation of extreme delight, and (2) slang > for an unintelligent/unsophisticated person. If the latter comes from > some term for a nonhuman primate, I'm wholly unfamiliar with that > use... > >