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#1 2017-11-13 05:36:22

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1197

"oh-hum" for "ho-hum"

These adult stem cell successes are getting pretty oh, hum — unless you are the lucky patients benefiting from breakthroughs.
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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.
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Oh hum, just a Peacock walking through the hood.
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oh hum bored again
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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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