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Chris -- 2015-05-30
I ran into this usage on someone’s blog
“Then he [Clinton] worked with what could be characterized as the most hostel Congress in history for the last six years of his administration, ”
I thought it was interesting, and I wonder why he thinks that’s the right spelling, and if there’s any connection in his mind between this meaning and the meaning of “hostel” that we all know: “a place where strangers stay in a foreign country.”
Good to hear from you, Toots. I’m guessing that this is a phonetic spelling from someone who has heard it pronounced as “hostel.” It must be one of those cases where the perp might wonder about the connection, but probably couldn’t provide a justification if you asked. I can’t think of one.