Thursday, May 14, 2009

This post has no title... oh, wait, yes it does

Well. Now that we got that out of the way...

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cobra yawn. The involuntary spraying of saliva while yawning. Much like the venom spray from a cobra.
Great term. I'm amused/disgusted/embarrassed when this all-too-frequently happens to me. Now I at least know what to call it.
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In a recent post I mentioned that I found eating junk food to be my greatest source of junk food these days. Well, apparently this very phenomenon plagues a lot of people, according to a new book called The End of Overeating. What a coincidence. Geez, the author even uses the word "eatertainment." He is taking about me! To no one's surprise, the food industry exploits the shit out of our cravings. The subject is more interesting than I'm making it sound. There's a post at Boing Boing that better highlights the books main points.


illflux said...

LOL @ the sketches.

I've never heard the term "cobra yawn," but that's a good one. I've always heard it called "gleeking" when that happens:

Crispy said...

Oh yeah, gleeking. I always thought that was when it was intentional. Looks like Urban Dictionary disagrees, though.

I wonder if there's a word for something I can do that's similar to gleeking. Instead of a stream, I can squirt out a glob of saliva from the back of my throat. It's generally not a crowd pleaser.