Sparger vs Spanger - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sparger and spanger
is that sparger
is a vessel with a perforated cover for sprinkling a liquid while spanger
(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).
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.