New words from Sleepy Hollow

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 21 02:02:09 UTC 2014

On Jan 20, 2014, at 8:13 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> Or not so new. Who cares?
> It's the TV show about a resurrected Ichabod Crane whose Wiccan wife
> Katrina gives him advice from Purgatory as he tries each week, with foxy
> African-American police detective Abbie Mills, to thwart the demon Moloch
> who's been unleashed on upstate New York to bring about the End Times with
> help from the Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse - who was "killed"
> fighting for the Brits in the Revolution before *he* was resurrected in
> 2013 but luckily George Washington's secretly coded Bible can be used
> against both of them.
> Last week:
> "A boondoggle is an exercise in futility, a timesuck, a fool's errand."
> (So "timesuck" is now thought to be more familiar than "boondoggle."
> 400,000 raw Google hits.)
> "We weren't exactly besties back then." (Best friends. 2,000,000 raw
> Googlits.)
perhaps none quite as memorable as the Harvard sailing team's version of "besties with testes" (around 4:00 of the skit).


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