[Ads-l] Hawley = Holly via awe-dropping

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 3 16:43:54 EST 2021


Two or three weeks ago a distinguished MSNBC host was talking with her
panel about  recent actions of D. J. Trump.

Suddenly she exclaimed "Kahlakooakoo! Kahlakooakoo!"

For a moment, I thought she'd gone cuckoo in Hawaiian, but what she was
saying was "Call a coup a coup! Call a coup a coup!"

JL

On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 1:55 PM Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Some folks will not say the "awe" vowel.  Not even for "Hawley" which
> become "holly".  Looks like "hee-haw" will become "hee-ha).
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress-election-vote-certification-objection/2020/12/30/4dce936c-4ab6-11eb-839a-cf4ba7b7c48c_story.html
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