Why do American soldiers go "HOOOO HAAAA"?

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LE
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#4
It means that, once again they are going to have to paaaaayyyyaaaaaa for sex.
 
#7
Its "OohRah!" and they're marines not soldiers.
 

RP578

LE
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#8
Have been told by a few American servicemen, that it originated from the abbreviation HAU, which stood for "Heard And Understood".

Could be urban legend of course.
 
#11
D'you mean YYYEEEEEE - HHAAAAA! ?? :D :D :lol: :lol:

If so, it's the Rebel Yell - and GOK how many of my forebears shrieked it and died under it during the quaintly-named War Between The States (1861-65). See : sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html

The survivors fathered just enough sons to be slaughered in the Russian unpleasantnesses (1890-1917). :evil:

And the rest got knobbled in WW1 :evil:

And WW2 :evil:

Surprise I'm here at all, really. :?
 
#12
You intrigued me with this one as I was told once, quick Google reveals this;

"HOOAH is one of the most widely used military acronyms of all times, and no one can agree on its spelling, origin or even on its meaning for that matter. What exactly does it mean? Heck, is it even an acronym at all?

I have scoured the Internet, referenced books, and asked military scholars. Only one conclusion has become of my research: There is no known origin for the meaning of hooah; many have opinions but there is no single theory"

It continues;

"Personally, when I went through Basic Training, I was taught the acronym HUA stood for I hear you, I understand you, and I acknowledge your statement."

This is what I was told.

But then rather oddly states;

"Urbandictionary.com claims the term hooah was originally used by the British in the late 1800's in Afghanistan; then, more recently adopted by the United States Army to indicate an affirmative or a pleased response."

What does one think to that?

No I won't include the links, you can Google can't you?

Balls beaten to it! :D
 
#14
Chimpy, you could use the time you spend asking bone questions to practice firing an A2 right handed
 
#16
PassingBells said:
sandmanfez said:
Its "OohRah!" and they're marines not soldiers.
:oops: And I thought that that was just the chorus to Radio Goo Goo. :oops:
Off-topic, I know, PB

But your avatar does remind me strangely of the first lady caubeen. :roll:

I almost felt a twitch, but it soon passed . . . . :wink:
 
#17
HOOAH?

I knew an RSM once. Fond of saying things like "Who ah these men? Er - sir?"

But if you warbled a Rebel Yell in his direction, he knew all about you, and "your seed, breed and generation"

Ba***rd!
 
#18
caubeen said:
Off-topic, I know, PB

But your avatar does remind me strangely of the first lady caubeen. :roll:

I almost felt a twitch, but it soon passed . . . . :wink:
My Lord Caubeen, if you upgraded, please post evidence in the gallery; if you downgraded, post anyway :wink:

My avatar is Italian and therefore very attractive until she walks up the aisle, then instantly turns into her mother.
 
#19
RP578 said:
Have been told by a few American servicemen, that it originated from the abbreviation HAU, which stood for "Heard And Understood".

Could be urban legend of course.
but then that would be Haaaaaaaaaaaa ooooooooooooooh mate

unless the abbreviation was actually Hoo Aaargh for HUA.......HEARD UNDERSTOOD AND....which would be pretty daft :D

I always thought it was Hoooooooooooooooooooooharrrrrrrrrrrrr :D We could always ask on the 3 RTR Armoured Farmers thread?
 
#20
PassingBells said:
caubeen said:
Off-topic, I know, PB

But your avatar does remind me strangely of the first lady caubeen. :roll:

I almost felt a twitch, but it soon passed . . . . :wink:
My Lord Caubeen, if you upgraded, please post evidence in the gallery; if you downgraded, post anyway :wink:

My avatar is Italian and therefore very attractive until she walks up the aisle, then instantly turns into her mother.
Ah! One of the sub-Alpine blonditti! :wink:

She might take after her Pa. Did her Ma get his motorbike number, by any slender chance? 8)

But I know the feeling. "Observe the Ma, then maybe wed the Lass". :lol:

On pain of the most excruciating agony known to man (apart from Baldrick's 5 mins with Blackadder and That Pencil) I may not divulge the grade of current status. :x

Suffice to say my affections lie somewhere south of Trieste!

Which is where I'd like to be this minute. Bloody freezing here. :evil:
 

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