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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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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I was looking for something in Webster's dictionary the other day when I found the following three consecutive entries:

-- Trench fever, which was an "acute infectious relapsing fever" that was spread by lice and affected soldiers during World War I and II.
-- Trench foot, a nasty affliction that resulted from prolonged exposure to damp, cold, unsanitary conditions.
-- Trench mouth, a "gingivitis marked by pain, foul odor, and formation of a gray film over the diseased area."

You know, you can go ahead and call me an anti-war nut if you like, but I think the bottom-line recommendation here is this: Stay out of trenches.

.: posted by hornswaggler 4:47 PM

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