[lit-ideas] Re: Hoho

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Julie Krueger




On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 4:53 AM, Walter C. Okshevsky <wokshevs@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Don't know about Santa, but I've never met a Russian, German or French
> rooster
> that went "cockle-doodle-doo." In our house, they go "kee-kee-ree-kee."
>
> Celebrating difference,
>
> Walter O
>
>
> Quoting Lawrence Helm <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>
> > JL,
> >
> >
> >
> > Santa Claus goes "hoho," but does he do that throughout Europe and South
> > America or just in North America, and did this term perhaps come from the
> > Iroquois of New York who for a time were the most powerful force in our
> > North East?
> >
> >
> >
> > In a footnote in The Conspiracy of Pontiac, Francis Parkman writes "In
> the
> > year 1745, August Gottlieb Spangenburg, a bishop of the United Brethren,
> > spent several weeks in Onandaga, and frequently attended the great
> Council
> > [of all the Iroquois Nations and tribes].  The council-house was built of
> > bark.  On each side six seats were placed, each containing six persons.
>  No
> > one was admitted besides the members of the council, except a few, who
> were
> > particularly honored.  If one rose to speak, all the rest sat in profound
> > silence, smoking their pipes.  The speaker uttered his words in a singing
> > tone, always rising a few notes at the close of each sentence.  Whatever
> was
> > pleasing to the council was confirmed by all with the word Nee, or Yes.
> > And, at the end of each speech, the whole company joined in applauding
> the
> > speaker by calling Hoho. . ."
> >
> >
> >
> > Lawrence
> >
> >
>
>
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