[Ads-l] Heard: "barf rag"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 4 19:18:42 UTC 2014


Father speaking of wiping off his sick baby's vomit:

"We couldn't use a _barf rag_. We had to use a towel."

Not in UD. One GB hit:

Only when I laugh - Page 304
books.google.com/books?id=taMoAAAAYAAJ
Erica Abeel - 1978
Hertz rented an automated mother, a combo guardrail and token, ticket,
tissue, _barf rag_, juice, and consolation dispenser.

497 raw Ghits, not abstracting away from, e.g. the 1731 Italian example.

- Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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