Carbage vs Carbane - What's the difference?

carbage | carbane |

As nouns the difference between carbage and carbane

is that carbage is shreds and patches of cloth cut off by a tailor when cutting out clothes or carbage can be food that is high in carbohydrates while carbane is (nonstandard|organic compound) a proposed systematic name for methane.



Etymology 1

Possibly from garbage.


  • Shreds and patches of cloth cut off by a tailor when cutting out clothes.
  • References

    * OED

    Etymology 2



  • Food that is high in carbohydrates.
  • * 2006 , James O'Keefe & Joan O'Keefe, The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle , Andrews McMeel (2006), ISBN 9780740754883, page 87:
  • The most important reason to avoid “carbage ” like sugar, white flour, and highly processed foods is that they are foreign to our genetic makeup.
  • * 2011 , Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body , Rodale (2011), ISBN 9781605293271, page 41:
  • This is the same process that browns foods, such as bread crust. The more carbage we eat, the more glycation occurs.
  • * 2012 , Mari Mancusi, Love At 11 , ISBN 9781620510193, page 59:
  • A plain garden salad. That was all she ordered, making me feel like a heifer for having gotten the fried chicken quesadilla. But screw it. After the embarrassment I'd suffered, I needed major carbage .




  • (nonstandard, organic compound) A proposed systematic name for methane.
  • Usage notes

    * This is not recommended by IUPAC