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i’m so upset

I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb

they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!

I can’t

present active boōpresent infinitive boāreperfect active boāvīsupine boātum



if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter


EEEE adorbs

The reason ghost say “boo”
is because of corpse candles.
Sometimes cemeteries got dug up years later an when they opened the coffins there would be scratch marks on the inside of the lid.
To prevent this people had wakes, 3 day parties where you tried to wake up the dead person. But still sometimes scratches would be found in the inside of the coffin lid. So they started putting pipes that went right down in to the coffin and tying string round the finger of the dead person that runs up the pipe and attaches to a bell. Bell rings, get the shovel fast and dig up granny. But if the bell doesn’t ring eventually you cut the string, reuse the bell, cover the pipe hole with some dirt and move on. But inside the coffin the bacteria are eating away at the corpse and creating gas. The gas is building in pressure until it bursts out the pipe and rushes up in to the grave yard, busting through the packed dirt with a BOO! The sound of rushing air up a long pipe makes a oooooooooo ooooooooooo noise. And sometimes if the temperature is just right the methane gas ignites when it hits the air and looks like a ghostly figure. And people walking past the grave yard heard a boo, looked round to see a ghost swaying. ooooooo oooooooo and ran to tell their neighbours.

(Source: pidgeling)

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