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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, July 28, 2011

Travel notes

I had a new experience last weekend in the security line at SFO. The woman checking my ID looked up from my driver's license and asked, "Aaron, what's your last name?" After I provided the correct reply and proceeded, I heard her ask the same question of the people behind me, so I guess this is Homeland Security's new thing. Look out, terrorists! You think you can fool the TSA? Well, you better make sure you memorize the first name and the last name on your fraudulent travel documents. You'd think they'd at least ask for your address. The TSA: Not quite as clever as the bouncer checking a 17-year-old's fake ID at a dive bar.

.: posted by hornswaggler 8:46 AM

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