Thomas M. Paikeday thomaspaikeday at SPRINT.CA
Tue Jun 10 19:18:01 UTC 2003

Hoor? Not that I claim to be an expert in such matters!

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From: "Page Stephens" <hpst at EARTHLINK.NET>
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 4:39 PM
Subject: Hoe

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> A friend of mine and I were driving one day in Cleveland, Ohio when we saw
> some graffiti which read as follows: Linda is a hoe.
> My friend who is from a rural area was totally puzzled by this until I
> explained to him that the word hoe meant whore.
> This is the only time I have seen this particular spelling although I have
> quite often seen the word spelled ho on the sides of buildings.
> I am guessing that both spellings are a triumph of phonics over knowledge
> proper English spelling but I do not know.
> Can anyone tell me how the graffiti artists in their area of the world
> whore?
> Inquiring minds want to know.
> Page Stephens

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