Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 11:05:21 -0500
From: George Donahue gdonahue[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RANDOMHOUSE.COM
Subject: horked off
On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:
On another list, someone posted the ff.:
We had our own three cats when my daughter landed us with the three
brother cats she had found as kittens in the Minnesota woods. You can
believe our three were pretty horked off, ...
The term "horked off" is new to me. Anyone else know it? (I don't have
I've heard "hork" used often in Northwest Florida and southern Alabama,
especially among Cajun commercial fishermen along the Gulf Coast, to mean "to
vomit." "Boudreau horked his grits." I've also heard it used (with and
without "off") in the general population in that area to mean "angrily upset."
I don't recall hearing either term before the mid-seventies. I haven't heard
either in NYC, though.