Hip Hip Hooray


Hip Hip Hooray

Hip Hip Hooray (Hooray may also be spelled and pronounced Hurrah, Hurray etc.) is a notable expression in the English speaking world.

It has been alleged that the word "Hip" stems from a medieval Latin acronym, ""Hierosylma Est Perdita", meaning "Jerusalem is lost", [Gabay's Copywriter's Compendium, Jonathan Gaby, pub. (Elsevier) 2006, ISBN 0750683201, p.669] a term that gained notoriety in the Hep hep riots.

"Hip Hip Hooray" is the traditional response to "Three cheers for..." in many cultures, with the initiator calling "Hip Hip" and others responding "Hooray". To this day, it is in common usage at children's birthday parties in many parts of the English-speaking world.

Jim Zorn, the rookie head coach of the Washington Redskins, unknowingly reintroduced the Hip Hip Hooray! cheer to the team's post-game tradition following an upset win in Dallas over the Dallas Cowboys on September 28, 2008. Zorn led the team in that cheer in the locker room following the victory, which resulted in the team unexpectedly beginning the season with a 3-1 record. While Zorn meant to emulate something that Chuck Knox, Zorn's former head coach with the Seattle Seahawks, had done with that team in the late 1970's, Redskins fans immediately recognized the cheer as one that George Allen had made famous with the Redskins before, while coaching the Over-the-Hill Gang in the early 1970's. The Redskins players led by Antwaan Randle El repeated the cheer at Zorn's invitation the following week after another win on the road at Philadelphia over the Eagles.

ee also

*Cheering

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  • hip, hip, hooray — words shouted by a group of people as a way of celebrating or showing approval …   English dictionary

  • hip, hip, hurrah — hip, hip, hooˈray! idiom (also less frequent hip, hip, hurˈrah/hurˈray!) used by a group of people to show their approval of sb. One person in the group says ‘ hip, hip ’ and the others then shout ‘ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hip, hip, hurray! — hip, hip, hooˈray! idiom (also less frequent hip, hip, hurˈrah/hurˈray!) used by a group of people to show their approval of sb. One person in the group says ‘ hip, hip ’ and the others then shout ‘ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hooray — [[t]hʊre͟ɪ[/t]] EXCLAM People sometimes shout Hooray! when they are very happy and excited about something. hip hip hooray → see hip …   English dictionary

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