Date: Fri, 11 Feb 1994 10:30:01 EST From: "Richard A. Spears" <72103.2357[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM> Subject: SPARROW-COUGH, ETC. Sparrow-fart and sparrow-cough have been in Partridge DSUE for decades marked "ca. 1910, popularised by WWI." Indeed, it looks to be British. The OED has a quote for sparrow-fart in 1974. It seems to be alive and well, or at least alive and coughing.