What? No Shout at the Devil?
June 10, 2011 12:15 PM   Subscribe

"This week I’d like to start with a little audience participation. (...) Not every sufferer feels constrained to 'decorate the pavement.'" Jonathon Green, author of Green's Dictionary of Slang is Taking Slang Seriously. Also rounded up in The Vomitorium.

previously from The Dabbler
posted by Devils Rancher (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Laughing at one's shoes or selling Buicks over the big white telephone are a couple of my favorites from back in the day.
posted by squalor at 12:40 PM on June 10, 2011 [2 favorites]

I didn't see Technicolor Yawn on there. I learned that one from my dad.
posted by emelenjr at 12:47 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

"Chowder up!"
posted by Sys Rq at 3:38 PM on June 10, 2011

At our house, humans barf and cats yarf. I don't know why that is. Probably has something to do with barf + yacking up hairballs.

(This morning I found a delightful kitty present on my new chair the hard way. Fortunately it was on the arm of the chair rather than in the seat, so it was only the elbow of my robe that got soaked instead of my rear end. The chair is covered in a giraffe print, which is not conducive to me noticing yarf first thing.)
posted by immlass at 4:07 PM on June 10, 2011

humans barf and cats yarf

And dogs urk.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 4:12 PM on June 10, 2011

"Blow grits?" 40 years I've been in the southeastern US, and never once heard this one. But soon everyone shall hear it!

(Also, our word for the thing cats do: errRUK-errRUK-errRUK.)
posted by mittens at 5:08 PM on June 10, 2011

"Blow grits?"

Huh. This means something else entirely in Canadian political circles.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:46 PM on June 10, 2011

And count on the pedant to point out that vomitorium may not be what you think it is.
posted by IndigoJones at 6:37 PM on June 10, 2011

Years ago, on a long-dead forum, a word game came up that involved re-naming users based on vomit slang and an animal and their initials - I was known as Chunder Vole for a while over there. Blowing beets or tossing bisquits are a couple of local variations I've always enjoyed, and I was in a band once that had a drinking song (pretty much only sung at rehearsals/stubling around the streets) using the praying at the porcelain alter variant as a chorus.

Also, Damn! I missed this when I was carefully crafting this post.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:06 PM on June 10, 2011

Aha! Yarf is British slang. I lived in the UK for a couple of years as a teenager, so maybe that's where I picked it up.
posted by immlass at 10:07 PM on June 10, 2011

My cats honk for awhile before they hork.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 2:08 AM on June 11, 2011

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