[Ads-l] Kavanaugh yearbook

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 27 11:53:48 EDT 2018


> “Upchuck”, “puke”, and “heave" were also big around the same time as
“barf” and “ralph”.
Laugh at the ground, singing rainbow, lose your lunch ... oh, dear:
https://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/puke-words/

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 9:39 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> “Upchuck”, “puke”, and “heave" were also big around the same time as
> “barf” and “ralph”.
>
>
> > On Sep 26, 2018, at 10:32 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> >> "to ralph" was a (very) common alternative to "to barf"
> >
> > I'm familiar with these two, plus "blow chunk" and "hurl" as white-guy
> > slang. Amongst the colored (of only my era?), the polite term is "throw
> up"
> > and the usual vulgar term, used to gross out the school cafeteria at
> > lunch-time, is, "vomit," very commonly pronounced "vomic."
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 9:59 PM victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks. That was the interpretation that I had as well. I had acquired
> the
> >> verb a few years later, well post the undergrad years which, ironically
> >> coincided with Kavanaugh's. I had an excuse - my English was very
> limited
> >> in 1983
> >>
> >> VS-)
> >>
> >> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 8:45 PM Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:
> >>
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> >>>
> >>> My partner Melinda, who was born in 1956 and grew up mostly in Virginia
> >> (a
> >>> little, but not much, further out of DC than the people in question),
> >> uses
> >>> the verb ralph in this sense.
> >>>
> >>> Chris
> >>>
> >>> 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.
> >>>>>
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