Flash, It is a Washingtonian Thing

Judging from an article in today’s Seattle Times, Shelly Powers and I were right in assuming that the phrase “load of hooey” must be a Washingtonian thing.

While reading the Seattle Times sports page I encountered the term. There had been rumors that Simpson’s pitching career was in jeapordy, but “According to Simpson, this was a load of hooey.”

Considering that the article’s audience is sports fans, the writer must have assumed that the average person would be familiar with the term.

Have you considered taking up a career in sports writing, Shelley?

One thought on “Flash, It is a Washingtonian Thing

  1. I don’t think I’ll become a sportswriter with my inability to spell correctly. Hooey, not hooie.

    But, I’m using the Northeastern Washington spelling…

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