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OOLLY is:

1. A traditional Scottish handkerchief.

2. Slang for money

3. The viscous coating of the mesentery, particularly at the gastric fundus.

4. A derogatory term for extremely curly hair.

5. The sound the creature Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga makes when he is upset or calling out a warning.

6. A lump or loop of iron, as wootz, when taken as a pasty mass from the crucible. [India]

7. Excellent, very good.

8. A type of dam named for its designer, John Oolly.

9. An exclamation when one is surprised, similar to "Oh, my gosh!"


I think I got everybody this time...

Pick your favorites, once for correctness and also (if wanted) for appeal.
 
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Lessee... Back in the fifties or sixties there was a song that had the refrain, "Ooly papa cow papa cow papa cow cow," but I have no idea what song - or why a sane, sober person would say such a thing. Edit: I found it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gJCyx45zq0

The one I like the best is #6, so I'll guess it's the real one. It might, however describe someone with extremely curly hair who keeps money in a Scottish kandkerchief while walking across the Grand Ooly Dam with Chewbacca, who's complaining about his gastric fundus.
Don't roll your eyes and say, "Oy!" Say "Ooly!"

BTW: Is the Scottish handkerchief with or without Scot snot?

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OMG, Geoff!!! How funny!


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Oh, heck. None of them sounds right to me. My first instinct was #8, so I'll go with it. But my gut tells me I am wrong (perhaps that means I should choose #3 Wink)
 
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Since Hab has a medical background, I will go with #3 as the correct answer. I will vote for #6 as the most creative, though I might have that completely backwards. Geoff and Kalleh, aren't you going to vote for the most creative, also?


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1 as real
3 as most creative - it must be, I have no idea what it means
 
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Hab has a medical background? I thought it was Kalleh. Confused Haberdashers tell people to dress; doctors and nurses tell them to UNdress and wear very UNstylish, drafty stuff.

I thought Kalleh had written #3 until she said she had no idea what it meant. But then it might just be gibberish.

BTW, I seem to remember someone using "ooly" as slang for money, but it's just not as fun as the others, so I didn't choose it.

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Oolly didn't sound like a medical term to me, while infralapsariansism did. It reminded me of salpingo-oopherectomy, for some reason.

Hmmm, most creative? I think 5, but 4 was close. For 4, I might just have left it as slang for extremely curly hair. But derogatory? My sister has extremely curly hair.
 
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OK, Hab, what's the real meaning?
 
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