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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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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Neurosis of the Day

I bought some baby romaine lettuce today for a salad. On the package it says, "We washed it three times so you don't have to." That's a helpful gesture by the lettuce people, but I washed it anyway. I don't care how many times a purveyor of lettuce in a plastic container tells me it's been washed -- I'm going to waste five minutes of my life rinsing the lettuce in water, gunning the salad spinner and then cleaning the spinner afterward. And it's not like I'm accomplishing anything. If there are pesticides on the lettuce, they'll still be there when I'm done.

.: posted by hornswaggler 9:13 PM

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