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Babies talk and 'puffpuff'

Posted by James Briggs on May 24, 2004

In Reply to: 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.