[Ads-l] Spang(e)ing

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Jul 12 10:41:41 EDT 2017


No, it's definitely from "spare change". Have we not discussed this here previously? It goes back at least to the mid-1990s.

Jesse Sheidlower

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:37:06AM -0400, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> 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:
> >
> > > 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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