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Bubbaese for "Uvula"

Postby Dr. Goodword » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:02 am

If you open your mouth wide, you can see a little punching bag hanging from the top of your throat, way back in your mouth. The medical term is "uvula". However, many Southern dialects have a word for it. Does anyone know what it is?
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Postby Billie » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:46 am

I have no clue, I've always called it the punching bag or the the hangy thing. :D
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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:46 am

I don't know why, but I always mistake the uvula for the vulva.

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Postby Sunny » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:14 am

there goes my matutinal coffee again! Thanks BD! :roll:
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:16 am

Sunny: repeat after me:

WHEN DRINKING COFFEE, I WILL AVERT MY EYES FROM THE SCREEN UNTIL I HAVE SWALLOWED MY COFFEE AND PUT DOWN MY MUG. ONLY THEN WILL I READ POSTINGS ON THE ALPHA AGORA.
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:20 am

SUNNY: SWALLOW YOUR COFFEE AND PUT DOWN YOUR MUG!



Brazilian dude wrote:I don't know why, but I always mistake the uvula for the vulva.

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BD, all I can say is that, even though you don't normally see either of them, there is a world of difference between the two . . .
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Postby Flaminius » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:11 am

In Japanese, though I avoid it, the most common term for uvula translates into throat- eehh,, male counterpart of what BD mentioned.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:28 am

BD, all I can say is that, even though you don't normally see either of them, there is a world of difference between the two . . .

You meaning me? So true.

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Postby Stargzer » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:11 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:
BD, all I can say is that, even though you don't normally see either of them, there is a world of difference between the two . . .

You meaning me? So true.

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That works too, I suppose, but in this case it was "you don't" in the sense of "one doesn't."
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Postby Rip » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:25 pm

Goozle?

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Postby tcward » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:46 pm

Interesting... I never heard an accepted slang for it before, but I did a quick Google search and came up with "glucker"...

I always called it "that hangy-thing" before I knew the real name for it. Evidently the real name comes from Latin uva, "grape", by the way...

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:20 pm

Really? That's cool. I never associated uvula with uva, and we use the same two words in Portuguese. How can I be so stupid?

Thank you, Tim.

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Postby scw1217 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:15 pm

Billie wrote:I have no clue, I've always called it the punching bag or the the hangy thing. :D


LOL. I had a good laugh @ the hangy thing!
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GOOZLE

Postby Dr. Goodword » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:54 am

Everyone in North and South Carolina knows that that little thing is called a "goozle". It is probably known as that elsewhere in the South, too. You have to speak Bubbaese to know this word.
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