There are words you don't hear here in Des Moines. Two of these are 'hosey' and 'do-funny'. Guess what they mean. Give up? 'Hosey' is an East Coast (Massachusetts anyway) term for 'call' or 'hog' when hog is used as a verb. Instead of 'I call a window seat'! and Don't hog the TV!' one would say 'hosey'. I like that word. It couldn't be mistaken for anything else. Neither could 'do-funny'. During my childhood whenever there were left-over pie crust pieces we would spread jam on them, fold them over and bake. That was a do-funny. Dee-licious. Haven't found anyone outside my family who uses that word. Yet. I know you're out there. Reading books like this: Ballyhoo, buckaroo, and spuds : ingenious tales of words and their origins
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