Thursday, February 5, 2009

Some Terms You May Not Have Heard Lately

Sometimes we forget about our upbringing and the unique colloquialisms with which our culture endows us. Here are a few that you may not have heard lately.

Loogie: This is the generic term for a nice big spit. It can also have snot mixed in it. I probably started using this in 5th or 6th grade. I remember in 5th grade the boys would have spitting contests in the morning until we had to go inside. Proper usage is to "hock [not sure on the spelling] a loogie." Sometimes it is called a logie. In fact, that was the term I am more familiar with--and it rhymes with the next term you may have forgotten.

Chogie: This is a logie that has chunks of phlegm in it; i.e. a chunky logie. This may have been a local term because I couldn't find it in the urban dictionary.

Gleeking: This term is in the urban dictionary so is probably fairly widespread. It is not nearly as disgusting as a chogie, but is the weapon of choice of cool junior high kids like Tevita Iongue and Brandon Beardall. It is executed by raising the tongue and shooting a small stream of saliva from the salivary glands as far as possible. Truly accomplished individuals can gleek at will, but most would-be gleekers require candy or other salivation inducing foods to pull it off. I remember Beardall and other tough junior high kids gleeking out the bus window at cars. That's some coolness that is tough to beat.


  1. logan densley is my next door neighbor and i still call him logie. we're tight like that.

    i am an "at will" gleeker. suck it, nerds.

  2. note to self: avoid reading posts from Holmes while enjoying your morning breakfast. It will destroy such enjoyment!