[Ads-l] Facebookery: _huzzies_ "hussies"

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Fri Dec 21 18:20:19 UTC 2018

I always thought :Hussy: had a sort of classical ring to it. Once had a 
semi drunk bar customer call me over "Paul, meet my Floozie!" But never 
heard 'hussy' in the wild.

On 12/21/2018 12:06 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> I've never seen this word spelled with _zz_, before. But the only person
> that I've known - he died ca. 1963 - who had _hussy_ in his active
> vocabulary always pronounced it with /z/.

"Of all kinds of credulity, the most obstinate and wonderful is that of 
political zealots; of men, who being numbered, they know not how or why, 
in any of the parties that divide a state, resign the use of their own 
eyes and ears, and resolve to believe nothing that does not favor those 
whom they profess to follow."   – Johnson, Idler #10 (June 17, 1758)

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