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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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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tool alert

Just seven months or so after releasing the single "Say What You Need To Say," John Mayer has licensed the song for use in Hallmark commercials. Does this guy really need the money that badly? Merde.

It's almost as if he wrote the song with greeting cards in mind. I mean, I don't think he did. If he ever writes a song about dog food or household cleaning products, though, we may have to reevaluate.

I was recently exposed to the term "vagina music" in an article by Salon's Heather Havrilesky. It's a great way to describe Mayer and the Plain White Ts and other bands out there. As a guy though, I don't feel entirely comfortable using it. What if a woman who isn't aware of the term hears me use it and thinks I just made it up and that I'm a raging misogynist? Tough times.

.: posted by hornswaggler 9:17 AM

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