[Ads-l] Spang(e)ing

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 12 00:46:03 EDT 2017


> spang(e)ing

from "spare-change-ing"?

On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 6:09 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Heard today: "He was spang(e)ing for an *air conditioner*!"
>
> /'spɛɪndʒɪŋ/, rhymes with "ranging"
>
> 'begging/hustling for spare change'
>
> Mark Mandel
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