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Don't say "scarfing," do say "scoffing"

Don't say that: 


Do say this: 



A scarf is an item of clothing, a long thin strip of fabric, worn around the neck either to keep the wearer warm or to demonstrate allegiance to, for example, a university, a football team or, even, if it's long enough and colourful enough, Doctor Who.

There are also squares of fabric worn by women as a head-covering: these are called "head-scarves."

Scarf is therefore a noun. It is not a verb. Therefore "scarfing" is always incorrect.

To scoff is to eat greedily, often with the hands. It is a verb. A person who scoffs is said to be scoffing.



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