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I posted something about Seamus today in L/C. I used the word "barf" and CJsmom found it kind of funny (odd-funny) that I would use that word instead of "regurgitate".

I really can't help it! I speak (talk) that way! One of my good friends at work does, too. The other day she was telling a story about her son's (temporary) ambition that never "came to fruition".

Who in the heck says "fruition" ?!? I do. She does.

I'm often told, "You just have a way with words. You have such of way of saying things!"

It's not a "way", and it's not a "style". It's just the best tool for communicating I have and it is SO rich! Language.

I wish more of us used more of it, more often.

Thanks a lot, mom and dad. We 7 kids enjoy your legacy but now it's embarrassing us.

*sniffle*
 

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Nance, my sister Merrilee and I are the same way. We can say "aural" in conversation and know the other one knows it's not "oral." ;) My mother was a stickler for correct pronunciation and using the right words instead of slang. I think all the reading we do has a lot to do with it, as well. We are both avid readers. I've noticed that people who read a lot have a larger vocabulary than those who don't. Our other sister, who read nothing more involved than the comics, does not speak the way we do. <shrugs>
 

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nance, i love the way you speak! you use barf any ole time you want.

i wasn't aware that we were so proper in LC. why a lipstick or red rocket then and not a penis?

i said penis. *giggle*
 

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Nancy I apologize for offending and embarrassing you with that comment I made. That truly was not my intention.

I am not sure why it made me chuckle. I guess maybe barf is an ordinary word to me, and I find you to be an extraordinary person - not just with speech.

Regardless, the remark was uncalled for and I am truly sorry.
 

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I think you definitely have an excellent way of writing! Keep up the good work Nance!

If only more folks would learn proper language. I am no English teacher, but it irks me to no end that students now have started using their computerese and text messaging abbreviations for formal writing. ugh.
 

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Nancy I apologize for offending and embarrassing you with that comment I made. That truly was not my intention.

I am not sure why it made me chuckle. I guess maybe barf is an ordinary word to me, and I find you to be an extraordinary person - not just with speech.

Regardless, the remark was uncalled for and I am truly sorry.
Oh! No offense! Honestly. No offense. Actually, you made me *giggle* at you *giggling* at me. I sent you a PM. :)
 

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maybe "hurl" is a better choice?

:D I learned that word from someone here. :D:D
 

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Or you could always say "toss your cookies"
I use that one a lot.
 

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Ah, the things you can find on google:

The Vomit Thesaurus

There are so many different terms to describe the act of throwing up. Here is our rapidly growing list of slang forms of the word "vomit":

An offering to the porcelain God(dess)
Arguing with the worms
Barf
Barffalo Bill
Barking at the ants
Belch the Bile By-product
The Big Spit
Bile Geyser
Blow a hole in the bowl
Blow Chunks
Blowing Groceries
Calling Earl
Calling Huey on the big white telephone
The Call of the Walrus
Calling the Buffalos
Chorkle
Chow shower
Chuck a Veggie
Chumming
Chunder
Chunk eruption
Cleaning the pipes
Colon Explosion in Reverse
Delivering Street Pizza
Disembarking dinner
Doing the Hoakey Croaky
Downloading dinner
Driving the Porcelain Bus
Esophogeal Eruption
Evacuate all you ate
Feeding the fish
Fertilize the bushes
Five finger spray
Flash the hash
Gale Force Burp
Gastro Geyser
Going for the 2nd chew
Go the Nostril Sauce
Goulash gush
Having an up and under
Having a Spit
Heave
Honk
Hoark
Hurl
Hwark
Involuntary personal protein spill
Jazz up the carpet
Jettisoning the chunky cargo
Laughing at the ground
Launching lunch
Leggo my Eggo
Liquid burp
Liquid laugh
Liquid scream
Look for aardvarks
Lose your load
Make a map
Making your Big Toes go flat
Mouth crying
My cousin Ralph
Oral diahorrea
Salad shooter
Sing a rainbow
Smucking your yuck
Spew
Spitting the furry lifesaver
Spray the weeds
Parking a tiger
Parking your groceries
Pavement pizza
Puke
Ralph
Reverse Defication
Reviewing your lunch
Review the menu
Ride the regurgitron
Rooping
Round-trip meal ticket
Selling a Buick
Shout at Your Shoes
Sicky
Singing New York
Snot the hotdog
Spill your Breakkie
Spraying a jet
Spray Puree
Taking the shortcut out
Technicolour Yawn
3-D Burp
Throwing it into reverse
Throwing your cookies
Throw the Brown Cow
Toss the Slack-Mac's
Tossing your cookies
Turn on the tap
Ughp
Uneat
Unswallowing
Upchuck
Up and Out
Vom
Vomit
Vommie
Vurp = a burp with a little vomit
Woof your Cookies
Worshipping the Porcelain God
Yacking
Yark
Yawn a big bright chunky rainbow
Yelling at the ants
Yodelling
 

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The fun part of language is, well it can be fun. :D

Just here in the US it varies so much between regions and differances in culture and don't forget the rest of the English speaking world.:rolleyes:
 

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maybe "hurl" is a better choice?

I learned that word from someone here.
Me? I use that one.

I see where CJsMom is coming from. Because you speak/write the way you do, Nance, I would expect you to say regurgitate or something similar. Not barf. *snicker snicker*
:)

Me, I'm the total opposite. Horrible with "big words" and such. :p
 
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