emetics (was Re: memetics/memics/mimetics)

From: Scott Chase (ecphoric@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue 27 Jan 2004 - 01:25:21 GMT

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    >From: "Scott Chase" <ecphoric@hotmail.com>
    >Reply-To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
    >To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
    >Subject: Re: memetics/memics/mimetics
    >Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 19:54:57 -0500
    >Without getting bogged down in the lexicon of emetics...
    Ooops. That's was a bad typo. But there is a lexicon of vomiting and it would be very topical to explore the variation on the theme of referring to vomiting in casual conversation. Amazing how such an unpleasant act can generate such a collection of funny terminology. Here's some related phrases, words and such:

    1. tossing cookies

    2. selling buicks

    3. hurling

    4. doing sit-ups

    5. barfing

    6. blowing chunks

    7. heaving

    8. retching

    9. puking

    10. ralphing

    11. worshipping the porcelain altar (or praying to the porcelain gods)

    Back to your regularly scheduled argument about indexicals...

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