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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, November 30, 2009


Every once in awhile I'm reminded of what remarkably useful instruments hands are. When getting the last bits of caked-on food off a frying pan, there's no implement in my kitchen that's better than my thumb. So that's why we have fingernails! Probably came in useful when early humans made tools, groomed one another and harvested fruits, seeds etc.

On Thanksgiving I'm reminded that no knife is as good as a pair of hands for tearing the remaining meat off a turkey carcass. Obviously I wouldn't do this if I were serving guests, but when it's time to get what's possible off the bird and into the fridge, it's much easier to get primitive and dig in with the hands.

No, I was not high when I made these observations or wrote this post.

.: posted by hornswaggler 8:21 PM

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