[Ads-l] Spang(e)ing

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 12 10:37:06 EDT 2017


Sponging (off)?

On Jul 12, 2017 12:46 AM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > spang(e)ing
>
> from "spare-change-ing"?
>
> On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 6:09 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > 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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