Whence came this chant?

oh-EEE-oh, OHHHHHH-oh

as featured in LL Cool J’s *I’m That Type of Guy * and more recently in *O, Brother Where Art Thou? *

Where did it originate and what meaning might it have had?

The Wizard of Oz, when the guards are marching into the Wicked Witch’s castle.

From the IMDB .

The witch’s guards in The Wizard of Oz?

I always heard it as “Oh, we love no one.”

The Wizard of Oz?
More recently on LEXX.

We did it at a school I attended:

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They were called “Winkies,” and I can’t believe there are people who don’t know where that’s from.

Well believe it. I haven’t seen the *Wizard of Oz * since I was a kid, I hated it, and while I can appreciate its innovations and its historical importance I personally dislike the film, mostly because I think Garland to be perhaps the most unlikable and awkward person ever to play on the big screen. That and the monkeys and midgets scared the crap out of me. I have no desire to ever see it again in spite of its iconic status.