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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, December 10, 2010

Nitpicking Frank Zappa

The lyrics in "What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body" go:

What's the ugliest part of your body?
What's the ugliest part of your body?
Some say your nose, some say your toes,
I think it's your mind.

The mind is not a body part. It's consciousness, the unconscious -- all the intangible products of the brain's chemical processes. You don't say someone has suffered a "traumatic mind injury," for instance, unless they've been forced to watch a "Two and a Half Men" marathon or explain, step-by-step, how the Man in Black found and exploited the "loophole" to kill Jacob in "Lost."

This has been an edition of "Nitpicking Frank Zappa."

.: posted by hornswaggler 9:05 AM

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