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Thread: What is ho hum?

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    What is ho hum?

    ho hum.

    I come across with this expression every once in a while.

    I tried some english dictionaries and web encyclopedias, to no avail.

    I tried asking about it to a few customers at work, and to my surprise, they didn't seem to have much idea either. I mean, I've seen it at newspapers, web articles, and elsewhere I now can't remember. I thought it was a widely-known expression.

    And it seems like the expression is used in two different manners. As a noun, like ho-hum, or as an interjection of some sort.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: What is ho hum?

    Fluff, hot air, make busy

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    Lightbulb Re: What is ho hum?

    Ho Hum is boring.

    Imagine the sound when you are yawning, "ho hum".

    There is no interest, no activity, BORING!


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