That’s right. Hornswoggle.
Transitive verb; considered, well, slang, but it means to bamboozle or hoax.
We came across it in an article by Ron Radgett on gimmicks in the creative writing class room. This is Ron’s sentence: So don’t let anyone hornswoggle you into thinking you should teach one to the exclusion or detriment of the other!
Another word for today…
Noun; a medical term for the loss of the mineral content of bone tissue.
Okay, medical term not so weird…but we found this word in a post about the selection process of an award winning book of poetry. Here’s the sentence: Carl Phillips has taken over as judge of the recently deossified Yale Series of Younger Poets. His first selection is Slow Lightning…
Kudos for bumrushing your bone language straight into our ear guts.
Oh, and by the way, Dictionary.com found it pertinent to mention that hornswoggle rhymes with boondoggle…just thought you should know.
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