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

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 13 01:19:06 EST 2016


I had a friend in high school whose last name was Hover (rhymes with rover).  Her cousin pronounced his last name like Hoover.
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From: Dave Hause<mailto:dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
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I wonder if there are dialects where "hover" and "hoover" are homophones?
Dave Hause
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From: Wilson Gray
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:09 PM
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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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