[Ads-l] woof one's cookies (was Re: Kavanaugh yearbook)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 27 02:28:16 EDT 2018


"flash one's hash"

In the National Lampoon, ca.1972-73. New to me, at the time, but
according to Haj Ross, p.c., common among frat boys at Penn in the
early '60's.

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flashed his hash .... sea sickness, retching

HDAS: flash _the_ hash, in Grose 1788, and still preferred by, e.g.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., in Mother Night, 1961: "He flashed the hash down
the stairwell from four stories up."

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 11:19 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On “woof one’s cookies”, the English OLD does redirect to “toss one’s cookies”, but it looks like that’s a guess, not evidence that the idiom has been recorded.
>
> 2003
> https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=woof%20your%20cookies <https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=woof%20your%20cookies>
> To vomit, puke, blow lunch, blow chunks or ralph.
> As we got off the roller-coaster, I took one look at my girlfriend and said: "You're going to woof your cookies aren't you." She bent over, and did, all over her shoes.
> by Lawman October 17, 2003
>
> https://definithing.com/woof-your-cookies/ <https://definithing.com/woof-your-cookies/>
> to vomit, puke, blow lunch, blow chunks or ralph.
>
> https://bookofthrees.com/woof-your-cookies/ <https://bookofthrees.com/woof-your-cookies/>
> Meaning: vomit, puke, barf, hork. For example, “If you eat bananas, anchovies and cheese, you’ll woof your cookies.”
>
> 1. 1996 (but without the possessive)
> Orin Hargraves
> ADS list
> http://www.americandialect.org/americandialectarchives/oct96448.html <http://www.americandialect.org/americandialectarchives/oct96448.html>
>
> ——
> Blow chunks. Woof cookies. Ralph. Worship the porcelain altar. Get the idea?
> ——
>
> 2. 2000
> The Jacket
> Charles Elgee
> https://bit.ly/2zxKgx9 <https://bit.ly/2zxKgx9>
>
> ——
> He woofed his cookies in the washroom.”
> ——
>
> 3. 2003
> Surviving Aggressive People: Practical Violence Prevention Skills for the Workplace and the Street
> Shawn T. Smith
> https://bit.ly/2N54B0z <https://bit.ly/2N54B0z>
>
> ——
> “Well,” Charlie began hesitatingly. “It started when my dog woofed his cookies all over the carpet this morning.
> ——
>
> 4. 2008
> The Golden Sandals
> Greg Baud
> https://bit.ly/2zxTAkE <https://bit.ly/2zxTAkE>
>
> ——
> “Just Animal Crackers, Daddy."
> “Well, now he’s woofed his cookies."
> ——
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>
> > On 26 Sep 2018, at 17:25, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > Yup. To "ralph" (occasionally "rowf") was also common at NYU in 1970.
> >
> > But I never knew of a club.
> >
> > There were various synonyms, such as to "Buick" (or to "sell a Buick"), to
> > "toss your cookies," and to "call Ralph."
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 7:25 PM Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>> On Sep 26, 2018, at 4:20 PM, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> from my undergrad years, 1958-62: "to ralph" was a (very) common
> >> alternative to "to barf", both sound-symbolic / echoic / imitative for 'to
> >> vomit' (and both attested from the 1960s...)
> >>
> >> addendum: my experience was not just from 1958-62, but from the Ivy League
> >> -- usage from guys who seem to have brought the vocabulary with them from
> >> (mostly Eastern) prep schools.
> >>
> >> arnold
> >>
>
>
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