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