Loosing the Lexicon

POSTED IN | 10:17 PM
Yesterday I was thinking about the impressively large number of words we're toting unawares in our mother-tongue vocabularies. And for some reason I also wanted to know how to say VOMIT in Spanish (it's Vomitar. thanks, Steve).

And then I thought of all the ways I can say vomit in English. I came up with 15 (with help). Interesting that there are that many ways to get the same idea across.

Languages are highly fascinating and complex things. I recommend learning a new one. It's good for you/us. Makes us think differently (literally) and gives a broader world perspective and foreign cultural appreciation. And oftentimes it means an interesting if not exotic stint in alien lands.

Harry Connick Jr. said "to love the language, you got to be born on the banks of the Mississippi." But I don't think you have to be born in New Orleans to appreciate jazz. And there's no time like the present to pick up some foreign lingo.

I'm sure there are more ways to say vomit, too. Please, share.

Vomit
Throw up
Hurl
Spew
Ralph
Toss your cookies
Lose your lunch
Yak
Heave
Puke
Regurgitate
Coming back up
Blow Chunks
Retch
Upchuck
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5 Responses to 'Loosing the Lexicon'

  • Schupack said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2007/09/loosing-lexicon.html?showComment=1190694300000#c4390163828883859661'> 11:25 PM

    an alternate version: Calling Ralph on the Great White Telephone.

    other than that, I approve.

     
  • Sam Negus said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2007/09/loosing-lexicon.html?showComment=1190725980000#c26523694295801329'> 8:13 AM

    Chunder.

    Barf.

    Pray to the porcelain god.

     
  • Daughter of Eve said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2007/09/loosing-lexicon.html?showComment=1190737680000#c8489044149721230834'> 11:28 AM

    And to think that lurking behind all those unknown verbs, Spanish has the same ability and diversity that English has.
    But while we're promoting language learning, I know a good tutor...speaks a fair amount of languages. Reasonable prices.

     
  • Clint said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2007/09/loosing-lexicon.html?showComment=1191251520000#c2929182912956589440'> 10:12 AM

    yammy, as in "Because he was so nervous at his job interview, Joseph yammied all over his legs, his chest, the desk, the carpet, the wall, and the ceiling."

     
  • Clint said...
    http://justpixels2.blogspot.com/2007/09/loosing-lexicon.html?showComment=1191251580000#c4340312058111829396'> 10:13 AM

    also... a harry connick jr. quote? really?

     

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