Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 25 06:11:24 UTC 2010

I knew and used only "scarf."  OED has scoff/scaff/scarf, giving
"scoff" as the dominant variant of "scaff" and "scarf" as an American
variant.  I just came across "scoff" in RA Delderfield's _To Serve
them all my Days_, p. 87, "to scoff tea and chudleys."  I don't know
if that's St. Louis usage, though.


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