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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, February 18, 2010


I didn't mind that foul language was caught on camera. I was just bummed to have it reinforced that Shaun White, despite his talent, is part of a semiliterate snowboarding subculture that I have nothing in common with. It's painful to listen to grown men have a conversation that basically consists of "Whatchu gonna do, bra?" (fist bump) "I dunno, bra!" (fist bump with flourish) "You should rip it up, bra!" (two-step handshake) "Totally!"

UPDATE: I just saw White on Oprah -- yes, this is my Friday night, watching Oprah with my wife -- and I was probably too hard on him. He's alright. I'm just a crusty, Oprah-watchin' curmudgeon.

.: posted by hornswaggler 9:31 AM

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