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A Very Sick Quiz
Idioms and Proverbs
"Although it's really nothing to laugh about, the act of vomiting has inspired some highly amusing euphemisms. Try to test your knowledge of them without "growling in the grass" yourself."
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If you're "praying at the porcelain altar", "yodeling in the porcelain canyon", or "driving the porcelain bus", what are you actually doing and where are you?
Puking while being baptised
Being sick while taking a bath
Throwing up while leaning over a sink
Vomiting while holding the toilet bowl rim
All of the following expressions could be used as a euphemism for vomiting, but which one of them is in common use?
Having dinner in reverse gear
Making a colour chart for Dulux
Having a technicolor yawn
Studying the carpet
Only one of the following expressions has been frequently used to describe the act of throwing up your food. Which one is it?
Milking the monkey
Calling a cougar
Unleashing a leopard
Parking a tiger
According to a common euphemism for being physically sick, who would you be talking to "on the big white phone"?
George W. Bush
You're at a party and you've just eaten three cup cakes, two bowls of crisps, some fried chicken, pretzels, lasagna, and a Greek salad. Unfortunately, you've also had seven beers, two red wines, and a pina colada, and you're about to conform to an old expression which says that you'll be "laughing" at what?
Which of the following euphemisms for being physically ill is commonly used, and was not simply invented for this question?
Evicting stomach squatters
Making faces at the gutter
Tossing your cookies
Preparing a palette for Picasso
If you're feeling well enough, can you pick the established euphemism for vomiting from the ones I've simply made up?
Retching for the stars
Teaching ants about tsunamis
Checking to see if you'd chewed your food
Training to be a supermodel
One of the following euphemisms for vomiting has been around for some time, but the others are my inventions and need to be purged. Which one would sound familiar to many people?
Arguing with Mother Earth
Slipping into something less comfortable
Guiding immigrants from Tummyland
Delivering a pavement pizza
All of these euphemisms for upchucking food might be appropriate, but which of them is an established one?
Dominating a debate with John
Testing the gut valves
Creating gastric refugees
When someone is being physically ill, they are sometimes said to be suffering from what?
An oral dilemma
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Compiled Jun 20 13