CNN Breaking News: Ho(e)s in the White House Aren’t “Nappy-Headed”

By Dave Fox

English grammar was challenged this week when journalists scrambled to determine the correct spelling for the plural of the word, “ho.”

It’s not the usual challenge newspaper editors face, but talk show host Don Imus’s controversial comments this week have brought this dilemma to the forefront of American linguistic debate. I’ve seen it spelled “hos,” “hoes,” and “ho’s” by various media outlets.

(I personally vote for the spelling, “hoes.” It follows all the conventional rules, yo.)

Imus got into trouble after referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team on his radio show as a bunch of “nappy-headed ho(e)(‘)s.”

But it seems Imus is not the only person in the media using this controversial word.

Personal note to the editors at You guys really need to be careful how you crop your photos of Dana Perino, the new White House spokeswoman.



Published on Saturday, April 14, 2007

4 Responses to “CNN Breaking News: Ho(e)s in the White House Aren’t “Nappy-Headed””

  1. Suitably Flip
    April 15, 2007 at 3:06 AM

    Blonde-Headed Hoes


  2. nancy
    April 14, 2007 at 10:22 PM

    Ok, it took me a minute to understand about the photo, but I get it now.

  3. Stewart
    April 16, 2007 at 8:43 AM

    It took me a few minutes, but when I finally saw the light I laughed out loud. You have a good eye.

  4. brrre
    April 17, 2007 at 10:16 PM

    Extremely funny picture! I am a little worried though…
    You see, I am actually a certified Santa from the “Norwegian Santa Claus Academy”. Funniest school I ever went to, worst job I’ve ever had. My problem is about the semantics; does that mean I know how to do hoes?

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