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What is the difference between difference between a ballyhoo and a hootenanny......

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Chris, May 7, 2010.

  1. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Im completely stumped, whats the difference between a ballyhoo a hootenanny, or shing ding, hoe-down, and rabble rouser?
  2. ian

    ian TRIBE Member

    and how does a barn-burner fit in?
  3. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Ballyhoo: Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity. Noisy shouting or uproar.

    Hootenanny: An informal performance by folk singers, typically with participation by the audience.

    Shindig: A festive party, often with dancing. Also called shindy

    Rabble Rouser: A leader or speaker who stirs up the passions of the masses; a demagogue.

    Barn burner: something, esp. a closely contested sports event, that is very exciting, intense, dramatic, etc.
  4. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    shit, what about a Brewhaha with a splash of some tomfoolery?
  5. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    haha I looked up brew ha ha and the first definition was hubbub.

    hubbub: a loud, confused noise, as of many voices

    Could also refer to a fracas or a to-do, or a tumult or a donnybrook
  6. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    and some shannagins?
  7. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    what's with all this bafflegab?
  8. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Shenanigans: Deception or tomfoolery on the part of carnival stand operators

    Strange I didn't actually know the origin of that one until I looked it up - I just went with the internet on it, you know "I call shenanigans!" .. I will have to use that on the CNE Midway when some carny tries to rook me with the weighted milk bottles
  9. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Bafflegab: confusing or generally unintelligible jargon; gobbledegook

    Gobbledygook: Inflated, jargon-cluttered prose that fails to communicate clearly
  10. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

  11. ian

    ian TRIBE Member

    Basil Exposition: What's the other thing that scares you?
    Austin Powers: Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.
  12. rawd

    rawd TRIBE Member

    Malarkey : Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive: "snookered by a lot of malarkey" (New Republic).

    Cahoots : Questionable collaboration; secret partnership: an accountant in cahoots with organized crime.
  13. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    this is making me hungry for some fiddle faddle
  14. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Yes, yes, I love these sorts of terminology, keep them coming!

    Love - "snookered by a lot of malarkey"
  15. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    fiddle faddle: nonsense, or to fritter one's time away idly.
  16. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

  17. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member


    Believe it or not: Hit with a fish :p
  18. mr chris

    mr chris TRIBE Member

  19. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    And it's brouhaha guys, not brew, and it does mean a hubbub
  20. SonorouS

    SonorouS TRIBE Member

  21. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    what the dang-nabbit!

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