I love this word. It defines a girl I know to a tee and her nickname is now Brouhaha. Since I see her everyday, I use the word QUITE often. :) 4 years ago
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Once I gave up on this, I found myself using the word more. :) 6 years ago
I think my family was entertained by hearing me drop the word brouhaha into a sentence. It has been tricky finding good occasions, but totally worth it! 6 years ago
I’m doing pretty good on using my vocabulary of uncommon interesting words. One day, “scuppernong” popped into my head. I didn’t know what it meant. It seemed somehow nautical to me. I asked others who had no idea. Upon returning home, I looked the definition up. It’s a sweet yellow grape named after a river in North Carolina. People used to make scuppernong wine from it. My family has vacationed many a time in NC and I’ve driven past the Scuppernong river on the trip there and back. I think the word stuck to the wall inside my brain and came loose one day for me to ponder over it. 7 years ago
If you are latino… do not do this around other latinos…. bad idea… 7 years ago
I had a friend who’s last name was Borja. (pronounced bor-ha.) We called him “brouhaha” but for fun I always added a few more hahaha’s on the end hehe. 7 years ago
I haven’t managed this so far. It’s a fun word, though. Maybe if I put it on the back burner, I’ll inadvertantly start using it! 7 years ago
This is one groovy word – it can mean cool and funky and excellent – I think it is someway related to ska music – try saying it out loud it will make you happy. 7 years ago
... really, how often can you sneak this one into casual conversation? this is not admitting defeat, just admitting, um, setback. 7 years ago
One week it came up in my conversation twice. My hubby giggled each time, noticing that I was using this word…it was clear I was really TRYING to use it. But each time, it just fit. I could hardly help myself!:) 7 years ago
I’ve totally been doing this more than I used to. :)
It’s such a great word… 7 years ago
I’ve been saying this so much lately! It’s my new victory word to replace Boo ya! I just roll around laughing anytime I say it because I say it so weirdly. I actually haven’t said it in a while…
Yes!!!!! 7 years ago
I managed to get this one into yet another conversation today… heh heh…! I think I can safely retire this goal as having been completed now…
I need a new word to wiggle into everyday conversation now. Suggestions welcome. 7 years ago
I must say I’ve been “lurking” this goal for awhile…not being one to invite (even more) strange looks. But maybe this can be a two-goals-in-one thing for me, caring less about what other people think of me and rolling out the brouhahas. 7 years ago
Used it yesterday and received rather strange looks from those around me… Who would have known that my brother’s friends who were watching some rugby match (or similar) on tv would be a little taken aback by my referring to what was going on as “the brouhaha on the screen”? 7 years ago
n 1: loud confused noise from many sources [syn: hubbub, uproar, katzenjammer]
2: a confused disturbance far greater than its cause merits
I always used katzenjammer to mean ‘hangover’. Knowing its alternate definition gives me more opportunity to use my crazy quasi-German skills, too. ;)
Because I gravitate towards loud noises, and try to avoid hangovers. 7 years ago
The Queen was visiting our city, and as I looked out my office window with my coworkers at the throngs of well-wishers, waiting to catch a glimpse of her as her motorcade passed, I commented on my amusement over “the huge brouhaha”.... 8 years ago
I was able to use in in a memo not once but twice.
brouhaha 8 years ago
Not bad eh?
I also squeezed in a few hoohas and hullabaloo.
Next word for me.
Boondoggle – An unnecessary or wasteful project or activity.
Another boon word that might be fun is boondocks.
Any other suggestions? 8 years ago
Ohmigod it is like some kind of call my bluff thing (http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/variety/callmybluff.htm)
In my book it is closest to:
A high degree of activity caused by some controversy in a group of people. Can refer to social, political or physical activity related to the controversy.
A brouhaha is larger than a kerfuffle.
Much better answer to this question:
http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bro1.htm 8 years ago