humma

humma

(chat)
A filler word used on various "chat" and "talk" programs when you had nothing to say but felt that it was important to say something.

The word apparently originated (at least with this definition) on the MECC Timeshare System (MTS, a now-defunct educational time-sharing system running in Minnesota during the 1970s and the early 1980s) but was later sighted on early Unix systems.
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(15) A#[A]H humma arab dool bas t-ilgaa-um fi 1-bikaan they arabs these just you-find-them in DEF-place da, # [amma humma doolaka DET but they those dool da] kun san, mutaane sun rigaa su zama those DET you know people they surpass them settle 'Those Arabs, you just find them in this place.
An autograph book and pen used by Zaphod, played by Sam Rockwell, sold for pounds 177, Humma Kavula's incense burner went for pounds 139 and a bright red foam hand used in the Deep Thought Crowd Scene fetched pounds 73.
To satisfy the US market there are a few American actors apart from Def andDeschanel.SamRockwell is a charmingly manic Zaphod Beeblebrox, while John Malkovich plays a completely new character, religious leader Humma Kavula.
Also worth a mention are Bill Nighy as planet designer Slartibartfast and a disturbingly creepy John Malkovich as religious cult leader Humma Kavula.
Diversions along the way include an encounter with Zaphod's half-human, half-spidery machine political rival and Pope-like religious zealot Humma Kavula (a character created for John Malkovich by Adams) and a mission to rescue Trillian who's been captured by the Vogons and sentenced to death for kidnapping the Prez, before Arthur meets up with Slartibartfast (a scene stealing Bill Nighy), a ineffably weary planetary designer who won an award for creating the Norwegian fjords on one of the company's earlier commissions.
Arthur Dent Martin Freeman Ford Prefect Mos Def Zaphod Beeblebrox Sam Rockwell Trillian Zooey Deschanel Marvin Warwick Davis Voice of Marvin Alan Rickman Humma Kavula John Malkovich Slartibartfast Bill Nighy Eddie the Computer Thomas Lennon Voice of Deep Thought Helen Mirren Whimsical, low-tech and doggedly British in tone despite Tinseltown touches, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" reps the long-planned movie version of scribe Douglas Adams' cult story of interstellar hitchhikers.
Okla, "people" and humma, "red," in Allen Wright's Choctaw
Several genetic polymorphisms that may play a role in variable responses to specific classes of cardiovascular agents have recently been summarized (Humma & Terra, 2002).
In their five daily prayers, Muslims still recite a prayer called Darud Ibrahimi: Allah humma salli ala Muhammad wa ala alay Muhammad, Kama sallaita ala Ibrahima wa ala alay Ibrahim; Allah humma barek ala Muhammad wa ala alay Muhammad, Kama barekta ala Ibrahima wa ala alay Ibrahim.
Michael Squires analyzes the novel's general compositional methods, and John Humma examines its interlocking metaphors.