End of ADS-L Digest - 2 Jan 1996 to 3 Jan 1996 ********************************************** There are 26 messages totalling 725 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. new word? (2) 2. Nominee: 1996 WOTY (3) 3. greetings 4. NYC socks vs. Saks (2) 5. Today's Lex 6. And The Winners Are... (2) 7. ser(i)o-discordant 8. Respelling (5) 9. Can I hear what you're saying? 10. dynamic (p. un-c.) 11. common ground? 12. WOTY press release (2) 13. Bounced Mail 14. Seeking Help with Graphics 15. Sound change in progress or A New York Moment 16. IT in place of THAT ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 06:35:48 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY 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 hope this is an appropriate place to pose this question. I was told >that this word caused great offense when used, so it might be a future >non-pc word in the making! If this turns out to be a taboo usage, please >warn me! > >Mark Ingram, sorta politically confused anyhow >maingr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ukcc.uky.edu > I have heard it as short for whojamathing (something like whatwhamacallit), but not in the context to which you are referring. What is the context or sentence in which it was used?