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Though, mind you, one I'll probably never have occasion to use:

owl-hoot, n.

3. U.S. slang. In form owlhoot. Esp. in the language of Wild West fiction, etc.: a fugitive, an outlaw. Hence: a worthless or contemptible person. Frequently attrib., esp. in owlhoot trail (used allusively with reference to the life of a fugitive or outlaw).

Definitely gonna go add that to the kenning list. I don't care if it isn't one, even, I'm gonna do it anyway. Because I can, that's why.


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Date: 2017-06-17 03:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
Never knew that term! Now I'm curious if "hootenanny" came from a similar vein. I honestly wish I had access to the OED to confirm this.

I'm so glad that alternative to the Epipen is finally coming around. I'm going to posit this podcast episode from STAT on how drug pricing works. Drug pricing is such a tricky issue since you want these companies to push innovation but you also want them not to monopolize the market. I think the podcast itself placed the onus mostly on marketing and legal departments, which I think also ties it towards the CEOs that think about the bottom line rather than the benefit they're providing to people.

Bezos' purchase of WF is supposedly going to lower prices since they don't have to worry as much about the profit margin and I see it helping with Amazon's push as a grocery retailer. Everyone wins, surprisingly better than expected, too. Hope we feel the same way fifty years from now when the Google-Amazon Wars claim America, ha (kidding, I'm not *that* much of a crank).

Date: 2017-06-18 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] swiftheartrabbit
Speaking of goats...

Yes, I know I'm weird.

Date: 2017-06-18 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] swiftheartrabbit
apparently lol

Date: 2017-06-18 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silailo
As a fan of westerns, I am pleased to learn this word but ashamed I never what it meant (or even sure I'd heard it before).

Date: 2017-06-18 03:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silailo
I feel like I may have heard it before, but maybe I didn't know what it meant. I don't read as many westerns as I watch them.

Date: 2017-06-18 05:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] smile_n_cuddle
LOL owlhoot :)


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