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Just read an exchange in which the suggested correction of “balling” to “bawling” (when referring to crying) was rejected because the former is a “colloquial spelling.” Is it?

@fncll No. Never has been.

In fact, 'balling' is a colloquialism for an entirely separate act, specifically, intercourse.

@Downes That is one of many uses of "balling" or "ballin'" ...

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