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

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sun Nov 13 16:07:46 UTC 2016

No one seems to have mentioned the possible influence of the name of J. 
Edgar Hoover - or perhaps the possibility of wordplay in that direction.

Jim Parish

On 11/12/2016 9:09 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> 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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