25 January 2011

Hoorah Henries

During the war Sir E Codrington is said to have put out an order which ran: -

The Coldstream Guards, in future, will shout 'Hoorah' and not 'Hooray!' when forming a redoubt.

Many Hooray Henries must have looked at each other sadly.

- From a letter to Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire from Patrick Leigh Fermor, 1969, Mani, in Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor (2008)

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