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

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Sun Nov 13 01:15:40 EST 2016


I wonder if there are dialects where "hover" and "hoover" are homophones?
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Wilson Gray 
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:09 PM 
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
Subject: "hover" > "hoover" 

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."

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