Sparger vs Spanger - What's the difference?

sparger | spanger |


As nouns the difference between sparger and spanger

is that sparger is a vessel with a perforated cover for sprinkling a liquid while spanger is .

sparger

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A vessel with a perforated cover for sprinkling a liquid.
  • (Webster 1913)

    spanger

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, pejorative) beggar, one who uses the phrase “spare change?”
  • * 2007 , Pam Hogeweide, Spangers and Song on Hawthorne] :[http://godmessedmeup.blogspot.com/2007/11/spangers-and-song-on-hawthorne.html Spangers and Song on Hawthorne, by Pam Hogeweide, November 2007
  • *:I squatted down on the sidewalk to get eye level with the spanger (someone who asks passerbys for spare change).
  • Usage notes

    While sometimes used neutrally, more often used pejoratively, The Plague of Professional Panhandling], August 26, 2008, by Steven Malanga, The Dallas Morning News[http://www.newser.com/story/37926/panhandlers-more-often-pros-than-cons.html Panhandlers More Often Pros Than Cons: It's a full-time gig for some, and cities make little headway with efforts to stop begging], by Kate Schwartz, Newster, Sep 22, 2008[http://questionland.portlandmercury.com/questions/3494-what-can-we-do-about-spangers What can we do about spangers?], The Portland Mercury, [http://questionland.portlandmercury.com/ Questionland][http://wsbradio.com/localnews/2009/03/atl-giving-meters-program-off.html Atlanta ‘Giving Meters’ Program off to Slow Start, by Jay Black, WSB News, March 28, 2009 with connotations of professional begging.

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