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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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Friday, April 16, 2010

Stevens and Ruth

Interesting sports-related nugget in Jeffrey Toobin's recent story about retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who is 90. Stevens says he was at Game 3 of the 1932 World Series between the Cubs and Yankees and claims he saw Babe Ruth call his shot:

"Ruth did point to the centerfield scoreboard," Stevens said. "And he did hit the ball out of the park after he pointed with his bat. So it really happened."

.: posted by hornswaggler 8:30 AM

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