Sick Day XXIV
I am sick of people that say, “Yee Haw!” Chumps, this ain’t no wagon train. Do you have the foggiest notion of what Yee Haw means? Where it came from?
Yee Haw is a bastardization of Gee and Haw. When you are running a team of draft animals, be it draft horses or oxen or sled dogs for that matter, “Gee is the verbal command to go right and “Haw is the verbal command to go left.
Any drunken teamster that shouts out Gee Haw is confused and unable to guide his team. So while you may think that Yee Haw is a celebratory term in reality it is someone that has no idea what they are doing.
If any of you use the term, sure you may want to sound like cowboys, but to those of us that have actually worked draft animals, you sound like ass holes. Now go somewhere else and try to sound like pirates instead.