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Things That Make You Go Mmmm

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:00 pm
by JJW009
The Proff posted this on 404, which amused me:


Hip Hip wrote:This phrase is thought to have its origins in the middle-age Latin battle-cry ?Hieroslyma est perdita?, which means ?Jerusalem is fallen? or ?Jerusalem is lost?. This was later shortened by Germanic tribes fighting Jews to ?Hep Hep Hu-raj?, meaning loosely ?Jerusalem is fallen and we are on the way to paradise.?



This also found its way into a Hungarian battle cry ?Huj Huj Hajr??, which more or less just meant ?faster, faster?.



An alternative theory is that it comes from a Germanic shepherds cry or a hunter?s cry ?hep hep?, which was used to rally their trained dogs. It is also possible that this shepherds cry was not the origin, but rather itself was from the proposed Germanic battle cry ?Hep Hep Huraj?.


I now know a Hungarian Battle Cry!



*files between Viking and Klingon*




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Things That Make You Go Mmmm

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:18 am
by jonlumb
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Things That Make You Go Mmmm

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:26 am
by Zabz
JJW009 wrote:The Proff posted this on 404, which amused me:


Hip Hip wrote:


This also found its way into a Hungarian battle cry ?Huj Huj Hajr??, which more or less just meant ?faster, faster?.


I now know a Hungarian Battle Cry!



*files between Viking and Klingon*
I didn't know that...



Hajra is used in lots of different ways in Hungarian. The main one is usually at the pub when someone downs a pint, it is used to make horse draw a carrige quicker and finally in hard physical tasks to get people pulling, pushing etc at the same rhythm...



Another useless fact of the day...