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This week's theme: odd-looking words.
hullabaloo (HUL-uh-buh-loo) noun
Tumultuous noise, excitement, confusion; uproar.
[Of uncertain origin. Apparently a reduplication of hallo (former variant of hello), an alteration of French hola (whoa, stop there), from ho + la (there).]
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"After all the hullabaloo, pre-match hype and endless talks shows on
radio and television, the Fenerbahçe-Besiktas derby at Sükrü Saracoglu
Stadium in Istanbul turned out to be a Big Fat Nothing."
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. -Edgar Guest, poet (1881-1959)