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chained_bear commented on the word wet gripes
"'I particularly admire the tall straight cactus,' said Stephen.
"'We call 'em torch-thistles,' said the master, 'and they have a kind of juice, if you cut them down, that can be drank; but it gives you the wet gripes.'"
--Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 269
Since I kinda already knew what "gripes" means in this sense, I didn't bother adding it to the Aubrey/Maturin list. But it sure does belong on Specific Excrement.
February 23, 2008
p.s. This makes me wonder if there's such a thing as dry gripes, and if not, the phrase wet gripes is really quite disgustingly redundant.
April 9, 2008
trivet commented on the word wet gripes
April 10, 2008
HA!! I almost typed "Yeah, no shit!" HA HA!!!
reesetee commented on the word wet gripes
But you did type that.
*leaving page immediately*
bilby commented on the word wet gripes
I suppose an irritated bowel that led to constipation would be dry gripes.
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