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

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun Nov 13 11:31:52 EST 2016


If you're a dog, you might well be intimidated.

Joel

      From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2016 10:09 PM
 Subject: [ADS-L] "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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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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