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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"?