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Re: Dirt

Posted by TheFallen on March 22, 2003

In Reply to: Dirt posted by EB on March 22, 2003

: 1)Is the dirt in the ear called ear wax?
: 2)How about the dry dirt in the nose? I heard something like blogger.
: 3)How about the liquid in the mouth that we want to spit out? Mucus, phlegm or something else?

: Thanks.

How charming.

1) Yes, it's called earwax.
2) There are numerous slang terms, including snot, booger (US) and bogie (UK).
3) Mucus and especially phlegm would be correct - mucus is a more general term, whereas phlegm is specific to the windpipe and throat. If you're looking for very impolite slang, "hawking up a lugie" will do.