[lit-ideas] Re: Hoho

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:43:59 +0000 (GMT)



> 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?
>
Here Santa goes "Ho ho ho", and "Ho ho" is a sarcastic expression of amusement 
and "Ho" a term of affection used by rappers.

Donal

Other related posts: