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Re: Hear hear!

Posted by R. Berg on November 03, 2003

In Reply to: Hear hear! posted by Lotg on November 03, 2003

: Why is Hear Hear said whenever people agree with something - eg. often heard when listening to Parliament (I'm a fun chick aren't I? - he he). I'm assuming it's based on something like 'I hear you, I hear you'.

No, it's a command. "Everybody, listen to that."