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Post by dalehileman » Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:38 am

Body and bath creams. Can anyone suggest how long these two terms have been around--thanks

(Reason I ask, I'd never heard them, and I have a project going where I can't use them unless they're fairly recent--say within the last 50 years)
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Post by Bobinwales » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:12 am

I wouldn't want to have a bath with stuff that was over 50 years old personally. New bottles are quite cheap in most supermarkets I find.
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Post by Shelley » Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:34 pm

I wouldn't want to have a bath with stuff that was over 50 years old . . .
I don't know, Bobinwales -- Bruce Springsteen is over 50 and I'd have a bath with him anytime! (I say this at the risk of ruining my reputation with the good folks at WW.)
dalehileman, if fairly recent means within the last 50 years, then I think you're safe to use the term "body butter".
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Post by Bobinwales » Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:45 pm

Shelley! I am surprised at you, although it's nice to know that you would contemplate having a soak with something other than a dictionary. Let me know if you manage it with The Boss though, I would love to know where he put his guitar.
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Post by dalehileman » Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:09 pm

Bob et al: I was delighted by your responses, but as usual I didn't make myself clear. My project is a kind of dictionary of recent slang, neologisms, etc, but if a term has been around for several hundred years I usu won't use it--Thanks all and keep 'em coming
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Post by russcable » Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:19 pm

"Body butter" and similar has been popularly used the last 10 years or so, but... Cocoa butter, Shea butter, etc. have been used for cosmetic purposes for a long time so it's not impossible that there was some usage of similar terms.
For example, I'm not sure exactly how long the product "Udder Butter" has been available but I'm sure it predates the current "Body Shop/Bath & Body Works" trend (a competing product, "Bag Balm", has been on the market since the turn of the last century). While both of these products are primarily marketed for use on cows, they are also sold in grocery and drug stores for human use.
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Post by dalehileman » Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:37 pm

Thank you Russ, I'm indebted for your pertinent replies

This may sound like a dumb question, but where a term is brand new, I need a few instances of corroboration:
Can I asume that foot butters are applied mainly to the feet
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Post by kagriffy » Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:57 pm

Or maybe they're just a series of 12 "inch butters"! *G*
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:15 pm

Something is afoot.
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Post by Phil White » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:26 pm

It says everything about how gripping the translation is that I'm currently (not) working on that I decided to find out what foot butter is. I wish I hadn't.

"Raspberry Mint Foot Butter"!!!

I am grateful for your motivational support, Dale; my translation has suddenly become far more appealing than it was five minutes ago.

Shelley, in case it crosses your mind, I just don't want to know about you, the Boss and Raspberry Mint Foot Butter.
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Post by dalehileman » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:46 pm

Oh but I do
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