Thursday, October 28, 2004

Give a Yell

Nathan's family has an elaborate cheer. I'm not sure why they have it, or when they use it, but it's fun! Every great team has a cheer or slogan to built pride and help everyone feel united. Tonight we were yelling in our huddle (in preparation for the after dinner clean-up,) when John came toddling over with his hand out - he wanted to be in the group, too. We did the cheer again with John's little hand on ours. He even bobbed his little body up and down with us. Oh man, he is great! Here is the cheer, in case your family needs one:

2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar.
All the (your family name here)'s
stand up and holler:
Give a yell, Give a yell,
Give a yell--I--L--I--L.
And when I yell I really yell
and this is what I yell:
L--M--N, L--M--N,
L-M-N-diego, San Diego
Hocus, Pocus,
try and choke us,
Ma, Pa, sisk-boom-bah
Gooooooo (family name)'s
RA--RA--RA!

(Did I forget anything, Nathan?)


A leaf from John

4 comments:

Anna said...

That yell is so hilarious, and cute. What does L M N stand for?

muse said...

Wonderful! It's one of those things that will really shape your kids. they'll remember it for life, and they'll teach it to their own.

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

We had a similar cheer during our college hockey games. It had a few extra lines with a few modifications:


Give a yell, Give a yell,
Give a big substantial yell.
And when we yell, we yell like hell
and this is what the hell we yell:
L--M--N, L--M--N,
L-M-N-diego, San Diego
Baby in a high chair
Who put him up there
Hocus, Pocus,
try and choke us,
Ma, Pa, sisk-boom-bah
Stand on your head
Stand on your feet
Terriers Terriers Can't be beat
Gooooooo Terriers

Anonymous said...

haha, we had:
Gimme a yell! Gimme a yell! Gimme a great substantial yell! 'Cause when we yell we yell like hell and this is what we yell:
Alemen, Alemen, Alemen diego, San Diego
hishkus kishkus
kick 'em in the kiskus
Hocus Pocus
try to choke us, Yeah Team!
Al-vee-vo Al-vi-vo
Al veee viii vooo -oh
Hefty Wefty willow willow Wefty
Cheekin Weekin woof woof woof!
Georgian oh so (x2)
When we yell allayhah (x2)
Boomahrazi Boomahrazi Chaaaaaaa!

[yes, it gets very nonsensical by the end :) )

I think the "LMN", "Alemen" is supposed to be "all the men"...