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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2017-11-13 05:36:22

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1322

"oh-hum" for "ho-hum"

These adult stem cell successes are getting pretty oh, hum — unless you are the lucky patients benefiting from breakthroughs.

it’s interesting how one’s ability isn’t important when people just don’t like their style. There are at least five or six oh-hum names still on this list.
discussion of favorite artist survey

Oh hum, just a Peacock walking through the hood.

oh hum bored again
blog entry title

In these variations on “oh-hum”, I can see affinities with a bored, dismissive or resigned “oh” as in “oh well”, as well as “hmmm”, a sound one might make when underwhelmed, as opposed to whooping with excitement. It actually makes more sense than the acorn “ho-hum”, as “ho” is a bit too peppy for conveying boredom or lack of excitement.



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