[Ads-l] "hover" > "hoover"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Nov 12 22:51:31 EST 2016


> On Nov 12, 2016, at 10:09 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Jonathan Newton, Tacoma, Washington, defense attorney, commenting in an
> episode of the crime reality-show, Snapped:
> 
> "Sitting in a bare room with two cops _hoovering_ over you - yeah, that can
> be felt as coercive."
> 
Vacuuming up fibers perhaps?

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