Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 12:49:44 EST
From: mai MAINGR01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UKCC.UKY.EDU
Subject: Re: new word?
I have recently heard a word I presume to be Black English, though
reported by a white. Does anyone know the derivation/etymology
or even the meaning of the following : huji/hoojie? It is supposed
to refer to whites.
I have heard it as short for whojamathing (something like whatwhamacallit),
in the context to which you are referring. What is the context or sentence
in which it was used?
Uh, it's mildly offensive, but someone wearing a Confederate cap said the
following to a brother of an NFL football player,
"Have a very hoojie Christmas"
Said brother threw the hat in the fire and threw the wellwisher through
a window. Because of this I presume he took offense! :-)
This is a term I did not know and except for the response on this list,
no one I've asked had a clue. I think I need a list of words not to say.
The only trouble is it seems new ones are being invented all the time!
maingr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ukcc.uky.edu