[Ads-l] hocking instead of hawking

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 22 05:41:14 UTC 2021

To hock is to put something into pawn.  To hawk is to sell.  Speaking of Florida governor Ron DiSantis, Robert Reich said "he’s hocking a treatment that could enrich one of his biggest donors."  I think here he's spelling a mispronunciation of the word "hawk".  Typical awe-dropping.

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