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Herbie Popnecker Examples:
Says HA-HA to Express Laughter

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HA-HA is the most commonly used laugh, most often by villains. YA-HA-HA is especially evil, invoking fear.

Villains do the most laughing in Herbie stories, usually a maniacal laugh like HA-HA, HO-HO, and YUK-YUK, but also sinister or insincere laughs like HEH-HEH and nasty laughs like HAW-HAW! Several interjections are used for laughter: HA-HA 28, HEH-HEH 24, HAW-HAW-HAW 12, HAW-HAW 11, ... and the majority are the evil laughs of villain 83/116 = 72% (18% of villain interjections are laughs). Males, animals, and Dad laughs a little (Dad, a weak HEH-HEH), but Mom never laughs. Herbie laughs just once, but it's ironic.

  • YA-HA-HA
  • Index terms: emotion, interjection, exclamation, laugh, laughing, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney

    HA-HA!
    Source: Forbidden Worlds #94 p.10 (1961-03)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HEH-HEH... HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #4b p.2 (1964-09)
    Updated: 2012-12-29
    HEH-HEH...
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #5a p.8 (1964-10)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA...
    Source: Herbie #5a p.11 (1964-10)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA...
    ...HA-HA...
    Source: Herbie #5b p.7 (1964-10)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    ...HA-HA...
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #7a p.4 (1965-02)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA! HO-HO-HO!
    Source: Herbie #7a p.6 (1965-02)
    Updated: 2012-12-29
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #7a p.8 (1965-02)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA-HA!
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #8a p.2 (1965-03)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #8a p.3 (1965-03)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #8a p.8 (1965-03)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA-HA!
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #8b p.6 (1965-03)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA! HO-HO...
    Source: Herbie #9b p.9 (1965-04)
    Updated: 2012-12-29
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #11a p.8 (1965-08)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA-HA!
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #11a p.14 (1965-08)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #12b p.1 (1965-09)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA-HA!
    HA-HA-HA! HA-HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #12b p.2 (1965-09)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA-HA!
    HA-HA...
    Source: Herbie #13a p.10 (1965-10)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA...
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #14a p.4 (1965-12)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #14a p.5 (1965-12)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA-HA!
    HA-HA! HEH-HEH...
    Source: Herbie #14a p.6 (1965-12)
    Updated: 2012-12-29
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #14a p.12 (1965-12)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    Prime Example: HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #14a p.13 (1965-12)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    Prime Example : HA-HA!
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #15a p.8 (1966-02)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #15b p.3 (1966-02)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA... HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #18a p.6 (1966-06)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA...
    HA-HA...
    Source: Herbie #18b p.4 (1966-06)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA...
    HA-HA...
    Source: Herbie #19a p.7 (1966-08)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA...
    HA-HA-HA...
    Source: Herbie #20a p.4 (1966-09)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA-HA...
    HA-HA! laughs Dad. Like you say, HA-HA. Herbie's only laugh ever is ironic.
    Source: Herbie #20a p.6 (1966-09)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA! (Does the shape of that "donkey" remind you of anyone?)
    Source: Herbie #20a p.11 (1966-09)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    HA-HA!
    HA-HA...
    Source: Herbie #20a p.12 (1966-09)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA...
    HA-HA...
    Source: Herbie #21a p.8 (1966-10)
    Updated: 2012-05-24
    HA-HA...

    YA-HA-HA

    YA-HA-HA!
    Source: Forbidden Worlds #110 p.3 (1963-03)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    YA-HA-HA!
    BOO! AI-EEEEEE! YA-HA-HA! ... BOO! AI-EEEEE! YA-HA-HA! These guys are pros... consistent.
    Source: Herbie #7b p.5 (1965-02)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    BOO!
    BOO! AI-EEEEE! YA-HA-HA! If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
    Source: Herbie #7b p.10 (1965-02)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    BOO!
    EEYA-HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #14a p.2 (1965-12)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    EEYA-HA-HA!
    GOTCHA! YA-HA-HA!
    Source: Herbie #14a p.10 (1965-12)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    GOTCHA!
    EEE-YA-HA-HAHHHHH! HEH-HEH!
    Source: Herbie #16a p.13 (1966-03)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    EEE-YA-HA-HAHHHHH!
    YA-HA-HA-EEEE!
    Source: Herbie #21b p.3 (1966-10)
    Updated: 2012-12-30
    YA-HA-HA-EEEE!