[Ads-l] Kavanaugh yearbook

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 27 14:27:49 EDT 2018


Yeah, "lose (your) lunch" and "shoot (your) lunch" and "blow (your) lunch."

"Singing rainbow"? No.

I believe (can't recall why) that "laugh at the ground," like "Technicolor
yawn," was originally Australian. I did not hear them in 1970-74.

JL



On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 11:54 AM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> > “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:
> > >>
> > >>> ---------------------- Information from the mail header
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> > >>> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> > >>> Poster:       Chris Waigl <chris at LASCRIBE.NET>
> > >>> Subject:      Re: Kavanaugh yearbook
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> >
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >>>
> > >>> 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.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> arnold
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