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Hue/Hue

Postby Slava » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:55 pm

Perhaps good for a two-fer. Here we have the idea of color and the mate to cry, with different roots.
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Re: Hue/Hue

Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:11 pm

There is the British expression "hue and cry" which seems to be also a formal legal expression as in "raise the hue and cry." i take it to mean sound the alarm vocally by shouting. What say you Britishers in the crowd?
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Re: Hue/Hue

Postby call_copse » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:27 am

Quite, though one would probably 'make hue and cry' rather than raise it, were one to witness a criminal offence.
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Re: Hue/Hue

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:57 am

"Hue and cry" was once a legal requirement in England. If something criminal was afoot, the good citizens were to "make hue and cry" in order to capture the miscreant.
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Re: Hue/Hue

Postby gailr » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:49 pm

When making hue and cry, were they also obliged to cry havoc? :wink:
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