hocking loogies

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 13 12:30:25 UTC 2011

In HDAS - like so many wonders of our language.


On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:
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> Those of us who still pronounce "open o's" recognize that the customary spelling of the gerund is "hawking," which corresponds with OED's "hawk" v.3.
> --Charlie
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> I don't see this in the OED. Is there another way to express the action of gathering in the nose the mucus required to make a solid mass, surrounded by liquid, in preparation for spitting?
> The Columnist Manifesto wonders whether it makes sense to have a standardized spelling for this (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FgAD879HGuQJ:thecolumnistmanifesto.blogspot.com/2005/07/how-do-you-spell-loogie.html+%22hock+a+loogie%22&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us).
> Benjamin Barrett
> Seattle, WA
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