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Bodywork [BB439]

1 December, 2013

We respire (breathe) and expectorate (spit) every day. (And if that last truth sounds gross, then how do you clean your teeth without a good splat?)

By that anatomical logic, we regularly observe these 12 bodily functions below. As a vocab test, how many do you recognise? And can you supply the lay names to most of them?

  1. lachrymation
  2. eructation
  3. nictation
  4. horripilation
  5. sternutation
  6. osculation
  7. borborygmus
  8. micturition
  9. oscitation
  10. onychophagia
  11. epistaxis
  12. singultus

[What other fancy terms can be clarified with lay names?]

BB438 SOLUTION: Beck, Brandy, Dido, Jewel, Madonna, Meatloaf, Moby, Pink, Prince, Seal, Sting, Usher

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