Posted Friday April 29
I found more Y words than I expected!
Yoicks excl. Expression of surprise
Yeuk v. to itch
Yex v. to hiccup, belch
Yieldless adj. unyielding
I like hot spicy food. No, I love it. So when a friend challenged me to join him at a curry restaurant that's famous for setting people on fire (not literally of course!) I accepted it.
The dish looked scrummy. It smelled amazing. The steam was so zesty it made my eyes water. We held our forks to our chests. One...two...three...go! I shovelled the first load into my mouth. Wow! ‘Yoicks’ I yelled, louder than I intended to, and a restaurant full of red sweaty faces turned in my direction. ‘Sorry’ I croaked. My friend was storming ahead of me. A quick swig of water and I was off again.
I thought I’d died and gone to hell! I started to yeuk, all over. Undaunted I carried on, eating with one hand, scratching with the other. Then I began to yex. Hic, burp, hic, burp. I couldn’t stop, it was yieldless. Yirding my pride, I admitted defeat.
That was yesterday. Last night I tossed and turned, wrapped in my sweat soaked bed sheets, hopping out of bed every now and again to drink milk or nip to the loo. I still haven’t recovered so I’ve rung in sick to work. Oh no, here we go again. Sorry, must dash to the bathroom..........quick, quick quick.....
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