Lynne Murphy M.L.Murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Mon Apr 19 13:32:48 UTC 2004

--On Monday, April 19, 2004 9:31 am -0400 Laurence Horn
<laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

> But maybe "snarf" is a blend of "snort" and "scarf", i.e. 'to scarf
> snortingly'.  Yup, idle speculation.

That's exactly how I've always understood it.  In snarfing, you're
practically inhaling your food, getting your snout right into it (like a


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