Ralph to throw up

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Ralph to throw up

Post by Archived Topic » Mon Dec 31, 2001 12:46 pm

Where does the term "Ralph" come from when people throw up they refer to it as "raphing" as in regurgitate.
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Ralph to throw up

Post by Archived Reply » Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:01 pm

I suspect it is echoic deriving from the sound of someone retching.
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Ralph to throw up

Post by Archived Reply » Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:15 pm

cf. "Huey" (or is it "Hughie"?)
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:29 pm

.. in Aus a common equivalent is "barfing" which is as Leif says ..
WoZ of Aus. 16/05/04
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