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    bath poof/pouf

    a bath poof or pouf?


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    Re: bath poof/pouf

    Google seems to recognize the third possiblity, "puff". I would definitely avoid the word "poof".

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    Re: bath poof/pouf

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Google seems to recognize the third possiblity, "puff". I would definitely avoid the word "poof".

    I've read pouf can also be used **this** way.

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    Re: bath poof/pouf

    My daughter bought one this very day in Florida.

    It's called a lather builder.

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    Re: bath poof/pouf

    Pouf is quite common. Never heard of "lather builder" except for the possible case that the company selling it was foreign and did not know the word pouf. :)

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    Re: bath poof/pouf

    Quote Originally Posted by allenman View Post
    Pouf is quite common. Never heard of "lather builder" except for the possible case that the company selling it was foreign and did not know the word pouf. :)
    The Esthetic Supply Company is in South Carolina, USA.

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    #7

    Re: bath poof/pouf

    My guess is that

    "lather builder" = formal

    "pouf" = informal, everyday word :) I only used it for those cushioned seats though.

    I'd never heard of "lather builder" either though, but it's correct according to Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary :)

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    Re: bath poof/pouf

    Quote Originally Posted by garret View Post
    I'd never heard of "lather builder" either though, but it's correct according to Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary :)
    I don't doubt it's correct, since Rover has seen it, but I don't see the expression in The Free Dictionary.

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    Re: bath poof/pouf

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    My daughter bought one this very day in Florida.

    It's called a lather builder.

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    Rover

    It's a bit like calling a phone "a communication device". But obviously, the name exists!

    Here's a nice one - "a frilly shower-sponge device used for liquid-soap application"

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    #10

    Re: bath poof/pouf

    Is there any difference between how poof and pouf are voiced?
    As far as I know poof is a rude synonym for gay.
    So I guess a request "Give me a poof" may be treated in ambiguous way, isn't it?

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