The Best Advice So Far - huzzah

I use the interjection “Yay!” a fair amount, though mostly in text messages.

Then there’s “Hooray!” which I say as well as write.

But far and away, my favorite exclamation is this one:


It just … sounds right (pronounced huh-ZAH, with the accent on the second syllable).

It looks right.

What’s more, it feels right, what with that buzzing double ‘zz’ and all.

It’s the kind of utterance that stirs speaker and listener alike, all but demanding a rousing stir of fist.

Aw, go on — say it. (You know you want to.)


I believe the first time I heard the word — or at least the earliest association I’ve made with it — was in an early film version of A Christmas Carol. Scrooge turns down his nephew Fred’s invitation to Christmas dinner with his telltale “Bah! Humbug!” After his ghostly change of heart, however, Scrooge shows up after all, upon which Fred exclaims, “Why, Uncle, you’ve joined us! Huzzah!”

And so, Huzzah feels Christmasy to me as well.

Need I further explain my penchant for using it?

Well, today I offer up a hearty Huzzah!

On New Year’s Eve of 2016, I set a goal for myself: to… [click the button below to continue reading this post at the main site]

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4 responses to “huzzah

  • ❦Just Me❦

    I love Huzzah! I use it all the time and have demanded at least one huzzah a year from mah cronies! ❥

    happy holidays.

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    • Erik

      Just one. I say you demand double this coming year. 😉

      Thanks for connecting. (And might I ask … was it clear that there was more of this post to read if you clicked the bottom button?)

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      • ❦Just Me❦

        Yes, the link took me to your site! :)) But the reader brings up this portion.

        Very clever the way you write because there is more, yet if I’d never seen the link, I would’ve thought this portion was a complete article!

        I shall take your advice and demand two this coming year!

        Huzzah, you. Looking forward to more of your work.

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        • Erik

          Hello again!I took a break from blogging during the holidays until just today; so I missed your Christmas evening comment here. Thanks for your patience in my response to it. And now I’m geared up for another great year of blogging! Please stop by as you’re able.

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