Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 20 22:03:54 UTC 2013

On Jan 20, 2013, at 4:58 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Jonathan Lighter
> <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
>> A bald-pated academic with rimless glasses and a measured, Ivy League
>> manner tells Candy Crowley that he hopes Obama's Inaugural speech "won't be
>> _blowzy_, out there, and timeless."
> Someone has actually *spoken* this word?! What did it sound like? That
> is, how is it pronounced? What rhymes with it?  Seriously!
I'd guess "lousy".  Certainly not "mousy", or "Suzy".


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