Thursday, April 17, 2014

Need An Opinion

So, I'm going through edits and I need an opinion.

If you were an adult, talking to another adult, would you say, "I'm going to puke."  Or "I'm going to throw up."  It's such a silly thing, but I really do want an opinion on it.

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How's your day going?  All full of sunshine and happiness?


Jon Spell said...

I would say "I'm going to throw up." because it sounds more genteel. I think a certain kind of person would say puke, or a different one might say vomit, or upchuck, or blow chunks, or lose my lunch, or pray to the porcelain god, etc.

Here's fun little clip for you that's relevant (does not depict the subject of discussion)

This one in Hunt for Red October is pretty good, too:

Jennifer R. Donohue said...

It depends on my relationship with that other adult. Some adults prefer more colorful ways of expressing the feeling, read: "I'm going to woof my groceries." I think, in general, I don't tend to use the word puke.

KaseyQ said...

I would opt for “I’m going to be sick.”

But I’m not the best person to ask because, odd fact about me, I’ve NEVER thrown up before.

I know. I’m a freak.

Debra Erfert said...

I'm with Kasey on this. "I'm going to be sick' was the first thing I thought of.

Kasey, yeah, you're odd. I've never heard of anybody not throwing up at least once in their life. And I mean that in the nicest way...

Kristine Nielson said...

Hmm, I guess I'm the odd one out. I'd say, "I'm going to puke."

Then again, most of the time I'd be saying it to my children and I don't worry overmuch about sounding genteel to them :)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Thanks for the opinions, everyone! It really helped make my decision for me, and helped me get to know the REAL you even better. (I am insanely jealous that you've never thrown up Kasey. I wish!) :)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Jon, is it bad that I could totally see you saying the Nick lines? Haha! Thanks for those clips. They were awesome!

Jon Spell said...

My wife was pregnant with twins and didn't throw up at all during her pregnancy... until the day she delivered them and got sick from the anesthetic.

Kasey, you should consider that a blessing, seriously. =)

Julie: I watched that movie often enough with a buddy - we would quote it back and forth. There are some really good monologues in it.