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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 13 10:56:18 EST 2016


Just observing that hovering can involve pushing air outward, and hoovering
involves sucking air inward...

DanG

On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:51 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > 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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