antedating of 'ho' -- from an unexpected speaker, too

Gregory McNamee gm at GREGORYMCNAMEE.COM
Thu Jan 1 00:45:36 UTC 2009

For years, throughout the 80s and 90s (and, AFAIK, now), a restaurant
(the restaurant) in Mount Carmel Junction, Utah, had a big sign
advertising "Ho-Made Pies." I first saw the sign in 1983, and I asked
the cook (grizzled desert rat type) where the ho was. Laughter did not

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