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interjection question/abbreviation/initialism
What the hell. question.
 
This term is used as interjection, but mainly as an intialism. instead of trying to make an acronym from these letters, the letters are pronounced.
Etymology : What comes from Old english hwaet, from P. Gmc. khwat, and from proto-indo-european qwod. the is an article which traces back to the old english se from the proto-indo-european so. Hell finally came from old english hel, from P. Gmc. khaljo, old frisian helle, O.N. hel, german Holle, gothic halja, and proto-indo-european kel. (etymonline.com)
Source : "What the hell?" Rice student, Nov. 17, 2010.
Last modified: 12 December 2010


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