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Ralph to throw up

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 12:46 pm
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Where does the term "Ralph" come from when people throw up they refer to it as "raphing" as in regurgitate.
Submitted by Eric Hughes (Los Angeles - U.S.A.)

Ralph to throw up

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:01 pm
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I suspect it is echoic deriving from the sound of someone retching.
Reply from Leif Thorvaldson (Eatonville - U.S.A.)

Ralph to throw up

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:15 pm
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cf. "Huey" (or is it "Hughie"?)
Reply from Phil White (Munich - Germany)

Ralph to throw up

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:29 pm
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.. in Aus a common equivalent is "barfing" which is as Leif says ..
WoZ of Aus. 16/05/04
Reply from Wizard of Oz (Newcastle - Australia)