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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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Friday, September 06, 2002

Sean "Puffy" Combs in an article on his new fashion line, Sean John, in the Sept. 9 issue of The New Yorker: "From my manicure to my pedicure, from my head to my toe, it's the swagger that I show the world, it's my face, baby. It's my walk, my attitude."

The thing about P. Diddy is, he's definitely not vain or conceited. Earlier in the same article: "[P. Diddy] plunged his arm into a bucket of ice water. Then he waved it in my face. 'Look at that ring,' he shouted. 'Look at the way it glistens. I am a damn fashionable motherfucker, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.'"

Later, in the same interview, he said, "I am a dumb, untalented motherfucker, as well as being a fashionable motherfucker, and I'm not afraid to admit that, either. There is not a single thought of substance that passes through my brain on a given day, and I ain't afraid to admit it. Cristal champagne, 1800 tequila, women, luxury jets -- this is the life most black men can't lead, so I lead it for them. And I know they appreciate it. Shit. 'Pass the Couvoisier' is a reality for me. It ain't for 99.9% of black folks, but as long as I keep dangling that dream out there in front of 'em, fuck it, I'm gettin' paid. I bought a diamond-studded Louisville Slugger and beat some brother down with it just for J. Lo, but she wasn't impressed. What's a player got to do to get a girl back? Send her a flock of doves? Lick my lips in a lascivious manner? Smack her on the ass? Have my posse beat Ben Affleck all the way down?"

.: posted by hornswaggler 5:02 PM

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