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Chris -- 2011-03-08
The role of the husher is to keep people quiet during the movie, obviously.
Here’s someone who uses the “an” article with the “husher” spelling:
: “I am interested in serving as an husher during the service.”
Either the person speaks one of the UK dialects that adds a random “h” to words beginning with vowels or there is some disagreement between sound and spelling (i.e., sounding the word as “ush-er” but writing it as though the word contained a “hush”).
Last edited by kem (2012-12-16 14:30:01)
“Husher” in Wally Lamb’s text is probably an intentional pun put in the mouth of his speaker. Characters in his novels speak/think in Holden Caulfieldish dialect.
I think “usher” >> “husher” is a first-class eggcorn candidate. It’s a bit thin on the ground, though, and the web evidence is polluted with puns.
Last edited by kem (2012-12-16 14:59:00)