Posted by ESC on March 22, 2003
In Reply to: dirt posted by TheFallen 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.
How about the all-inclusive "bodily fluids"?