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15 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    27 September 2013 · 9:58 am

    Time to start enforcing those “no hawking loogies in public” laws again. (Is it “hawking” or “hocking”?)

    I see people here spit out on the street all the time. Makes my skin crawl – I’m just germophobic enough to be bugged by it.

  2. CGHill »

    27 September 2013 · 10:05 am

    Where I grew up, loogies were hocked. I suspect this to be one of those Regional Variations you’ve heard so much about.

  3. McGehee »

    27 September 2013 · 10:17 am

    Hock a loogie? What pawn shop would take it?

  4. CGHill »

    27 September 2013 · 10:23 am

    One that wants its own reality-TV show?

  5. fillyjonk »

    27 September 2013 · 10:45 am

    Oh, I’m sure Discovery Fit and Health needs more reality shows (rolls eyes).

  6. CGHill »

    27 September 2013 · 10:47 am

    In defense of Discovery, they own half of the Hub.

  7. canadienne »

    27 September 2013 · 11:30 am

    Mirriam Webster says it’s “hawk”
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expectorate
    although “hock” is funnier

  8. CGHill »

    27 September 2013 · 11:58 am

    Actually, I think one could make a good case for “hork,” thereby sp(l)itting the difference.

  9. fillyjonk »

    27 September 2013 · 11:58 am

    Really? I thought Hasbro owned all of it. (But then again: It used to be Discovery Kids, so I guess that makes sense)

  10. canadienne »

    27 September 2013 · 1:03 pm

    “hork” is the best. Somewhat onomatopoeic.

  11. Tatyana »

    27 September 2013 · 1:22 pm

    …and universal, too – when you learn that in Russian the verb has a root “hark” (харкать)

  12. fillyjonk »

    27 September 2013 · 2:26 pm

    Hm. I wonder if there’s something comparable in other languages. (I don’t know it for French; we spent too much time on stuff like Racine to actually get the “people’s language.” I’d probably be lost if I got dropped down in Paris)

  13. canadienne »

    27 September 2013 · 6:27 pm

    Whatever you call it, don’t do it in Singapore. You can get arrested for spitting. I don’t think you would be caned for it, though.

  14. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    29 September 2013 · 2:24 am

    Consumption be done about this?

  15. CGHill »

    29 September 2013 · 11:59 am

    Give that man a cigar.

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