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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, June 01, 2011

Da Journal

The centerpiece of Thursday's Wall Street Journal was a photo of Obama and the British prime minister serving food at a barbecue in London. The headline read: "Leaders Serve Up Burgers -- With a Side of Diplomacy." Wow that's bad.

I'm not a regular Journal reader, and obviously the visual approach of the paper has changed since Murdoch introduced photos, but it seems safe to say that centerpiece, teasing to a news story on page A12, is much more like the USA Today than the Journal of five years ago. There must be people at that newspaper who are tearing their hair out.

.: posted by hornswaggler 8:33 AM

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