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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Monday, June 24, 2002

Let me add to the post below, mainly because I used the phrase "a priori" when what I meant to say was "ipso facto," which means "by that very fact." Trying to be cool with the scholarly Latinate phrase and I got it wrong. Also, the thing with the Blockbuster argument provokers is, each of us knows from experience that, whenever there is a mix-up like that, invariably it turns out to be your fault and not the store's, no matter how strong your initial conviction that those fuckers down at Blockbuster or Home Depot or Barnes & Noble screwed you over royally might be.

.: posted by hornswaggler 7:52 PM

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