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  • I love this word!!!!

    October 13, 2007

  • Gosh, u, I guess I was just thinking in the present. Silly me. One thing about this site--one has to train oneself to post with future Wordieans in mind.

    You know, you could still make a go of it with bois de vache. It's French, even. :-)

    February 28, 2007

  • Oh. Reesetee. By "it's" you were referring to my daffynition. I thought you were talking about the bodewash itself. It's all good.

    Though I would have preferred that no one notice what I had written for a couple years, and then a random future person discovers it here, thinks it sounds nice, and orders a whole bunch for the health spa she owns. And then FedEx delivers a big crate of crap to her doorstep, and she comes back here to gripe about it. That would be so awesome to me. Ah well.

    February 28, 2007

  • Well, I felt responsible. After all, I suggested the word in the first place, and then couldn't remember where I'd seen/read it.

    Come to think of it, after reading that explanation, it *could* be used as an exfoliant....

    February 28, 2007

  • Aha! reesetee found a suitable definition! Here. (Thanks, BillCasselman.com.)

    "Bodewash" warmed many an early Manitoba settler. This term for dried buffalo dung used as a fuel was borrowed from the Canadian French of fur trappers where it appeared-at first humorously-as bois de vache 'cow wood' and also in the more refined phrase bois des prairies 'prairie wood.' Buffalo chips or cow chips were both called bodewash, which is a direct Englishing of bois de vache that shows up in the rural Manitoba folk saying "squished flatter 'n a bodewash chip." Anyone who could find the chips of buffalo dung used them, since there was little wood available. Dried cattle burns with a heavy odour, while buffalo chips are relatively odourless and were in plentiful supply before the vast herds were slaughtered."

    February 28, 2007

  • What? You didn't like my double entendre? Oooookaaaaayyy...never miiiiind.... *sulking*

    February 28, 2007

  • Aww man, why you gotta hate? Think of all the FUN we coulda had!

    February 28, 2007

  • Don't believe a word U says. It's cow crap.

    February 28, 2007

  • Pronounced "body wash." An exfoliating formula made with lilac and lavender. Available at Bath and Body Works, and finer stores nationwide.

    February 27, 2007