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Old 05-19-2005, 10:47 AM
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Native Americans and the word "heap"

Here in the UK I have noticed that the word "heap" figures quite prominently when someone is imitating a Native American for comic effect. It seems to be a synonym for "very" or "very much" - as in this example from Monty Python:

"Me heap want see play. Me want play start heap soon."

What's the origin of this? Is this done in the US as well or is it specific to the UK?
 

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