Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 20 23:40:49 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 5:03 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> I'd guess "lousy".  Certainly not "mousy", or "Suzy".

That's my guess, too. But,


I've been familiar with the cliche (meme?), "blowzy blonde,"
practically from birth. I've seen it in print millions of tomes. But,
no one has yet spoken the "blowzy" part in my hearing.

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

The American Dialect Society -

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