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Projectile vomit

Posted by RRC on July 30, 2009 at 21:15

In Reply to: Projectile vomit posted by Dave Plows on July 30, 2009 at 18:35:

: Does any one have a definitive origin of the phrase "projectile vomit" I actaually think I coined this phrase at Sheffield uni in 1973. Is this possible?

Believe it or not, it is an actual medical term that goes back over 100 years at least. I found it in a medical book (on Google Books) from 1848.