[Ads-l] Facebookery: _huzzies_ "hussies"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Dec 21 19:00:13 UTC 2018

> On Dec 21, 2018, at 10:20 AM, paul johnson <paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM> wrote:
> 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.

by US law (enacted in 1950), the word "hussy" is not permitted in public unless accompanied by "brazen".  the law is silent on the /s/ vs. /z/ matter.

arnold the collocator

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