whoopee, a cattle rustler
The Yahoos appeared in Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' - they were the upper class twits.
Where does the word "Yahoo" come from? read below
The Web site started out as "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" but eventually received a new moniker with the help of a dictionary. The name Yahoo! is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," but Filo and Yang insist they selected the name because they liked the general definition of a yahoo: "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth." Yahoo! itself first resided on Yang's student workstation, "Akebono," while the software was lodged on Filo's computer, "Konishiki" - both named after legendary sumo wrestlers.
"Yahoo" did come from Gulliver's travels, but they were not upper-class twits. They were actually a race where the roles of pack and draft animals and humans were reversed.
I still have no clue what that means, though...
Origin: The word Yahoo was coined by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels (1726).
In January 1994 Jerry Yang and David Filo created a website named "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web".
In April 1994, "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" was renamed "Yahoo!". Filo and Yang said they selected the name because they liked the word's general definition, as in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift: "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth."
The name can also be a backronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle".
Its URL was akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo.
A word which has been turned into an acronym by inventing an expansion, rather than the other way around.
This article contents is post by this website user, EduQnA.com doesn't promise its accuracy.
More Questions & Answers...