Posted by James Briggs on May 24, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Babies talk and 'puffpuff' posted by Shae on May 23, 2004
: : does anybody know what a 'puffpuff' could be in babies talk
: : thanks
: It used be said by Irish trains when I was growing up in the late 1800s. They said 'puff puff,' but I believe American trains developed their own dialect and said 'choo choo.'
'Puffer train' was/is well known in Britain.