puke v. To vomit.
by my mother, of course (see pancake).
Far as I know, "barf" had not yet been coined, else it would have made
the list. The expression "throw up" was mandated in place of "vomit,"
although surely not because of its euphemistic properties.
There have been times when I would have enjoyed using
the term. Not always as a verb, though. It would be a neat
epithet for people who exceed my forbearance by asking the ultimate uncreative
question, "What's the point?"
Instead, out of respect for my late mother, I have from
time to time come up with polite rejoinders. Let one sonnet serve
as a case in :
Now, neither chide nor
If shape defames a
Artistic brush with
Make foot of meter's ed
Ap such colors
And do ap a
From which to frame a
With blank logic
No of honor
Let less lyrics,
of no return,
So, of order,
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