ruckus » raucous

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • “The [Price] building caused quite a raucous when it was built in 1929….” (AAA Tour Book for the Atlantic Provinces & Quebe)
  • “Bring in a broken stapler and make a raucous when it doesn’t seem to work.” (link)
  • “Because of their team oriented play, they never create a big raucous, they just win.” (link)

Analyzed or reported by:

  • Phil Cleary (ADS-L, 9 August 2007)

The AAA Tour Book quote was from Cleary.

Ruckuses are raucous, so the replacement makes some sense.

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2007/08/16 |

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