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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Hoe ho Hoe

Gardening tools and Spam.

Gmail filtered out a more amusing than usual bit of spam.

hoe to make your girlfriend crazy
to me
how to make her crazy please click the url to view more.

Do click on the work safe url, which, sad to say, was hilariously non-useful.

I don't know if they titles reference to gardening is a typo, an effort to evade spam filters or something very very kinky. The last hypothesis is supported by

This which caused great hilarity about a week ago.

Seventh Circuit Judge Terence T. Evans on distinguishing between gardening implements and a staple of rap music vernacular: Footnote one of the Seventh Circuit's opinion today in USA v. Murphy states:

The trial transcript quotes Ms. Hayden as saying Murphy called her a snitch bitch "hoe." A "hoe," of course, is a tool used for weeding and gardening. We think the court reporter, unfamiliar with rap music (perhaps thankfully so), misunderstood Hayden's response. We have taken the liberty of changing "hoe" to "ho," a staple of rap music vernacular as, for example, when Ludacris raps "You doin' ho activities with ho tendencies."

Could it be that the court reporter has more current information than Judge Evans on exactly what wild and crazy people with limited command of English are up to ?

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