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Re: Froofreraw, hullaballoo, kinnipshen

Posted by Marian on January 20, 2002

In Reply to: Froofreraw, hullaballoo, kinnipshen posted by Chris on January 20, 2002

: Sorry about the spelling in the subject line but I'm not sure if there is a correct spelling for any of this.

: Fooferaw, hullaballoo and kinnipchen (with or without 'fit') seems to describe some upheaval or tumultuous todo. Are they simply non-sensical words that because widespread (Canada, anyway) because they sound unusual or is there some origin for any of them? I was mostly wondering about 'fooferaw' (frooferaw?)

: Chris

Conniption or conniption fit: a fit of rage, hysteria or alarm. Webster's Third New International Dictionary (copyright 1966)