What Does Tally Ho Mean?


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The words "tally ho" form a British phrase that is mostly connected with fox hunting. It is supposed to mean something like "seen it" or more recently "copy that". It is a phrase that is shouted out loud when one of the hunters spots the quarry, that is the fox. There are two different stories behind the origin of the name. One story goes that it arrived with the Norman conquerors in 1066 and was derived from "Ty a Hillaut" which was a Norman phrase. Another one goes that it was brought back by the crusaders and was originally the term "Tal hum" or come here used by the Arabs of Palestine. These days the phrase is used in the field of air traffic where it signifies that the pilot or navigator has a visual on the subject that the air traffic controller is referring to.

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