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.....
You can check out my A-Z posts thus far by clicking on a highlighted letter!
That poor person!! I hope they feel better soon! I rather like the word yex over belching :)ReplyDelete
think I do too betty!
LOL. Yeuk we use in Afrikaans (jeuk) with the same meaning :-)ReplyDelete
There's an alternative spelling from old English - yuke, pronounced the same.Delete
a very chilly story,ReplyDelete
I had a feeling someone might think that!Delete
Yuck!! That stuff has turned you yellow-bellied!! Now I have the yeuks and yexxes!! Yoicks!!ReplyDelete
AJ at Ouch My Back Hurts
That's not all that was yellow! Cheers!Delete
Someone has to ask — Y?ReplyDelete
Keith Channing A-Zing from http://keithkreates.com
...and it just had to be you!Delete
That was wonderful - made me laugh out loud!ReplyDelete
Susan A Eames from
Travel, Fiction and Photos
Glad you liked it Susan. Thanks.Delete
Hi Keith - absolutely wonderful Y words ... and what a great fun story line ... amusing to put it mildly ... congratulations .. cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Tikka Masalla in future methinks!Delete
Yoicks! that was chilly! :)ReplyDelete
Brilliant job yirding Y.
Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
It's odd word for something so hot!Delete
A good reason to stay away from super spicy stuff. Yoicks indeed!ReplyDelete
Absolutely! Although I have to say, the hotter the better for me in real life!Delete
Yikes and Yoicks! I love Indian food, but not that hot. A bit of a kick, but not so much you can't taste anything. Nice work incorporating those odd words into your story, Keith! :)ReplyDelete
Me too Colin. I travel to India quite often and I've not had a curry like that there!Delete
We had curry tonight at her local curry house. I hope I don't end up yexing and yurking!ReplyDelete
As long as your curry house isn't this one you should be OK!Delete
Yoicks! I have a Yeuk and a YieldlessReplyDelete
Yex that I can't Yird ..... sorry had a bad day and couldn't help myself ;-)
Blimey Bee, are you sure you are OK?Delete
At least he learned to drink milk later. I read the water line and cringed. That makes spice worse.ReplyDelete
~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author
Yes, always milk, never water! I hoped someone might pick up on the bit about him drinking water.Delete
I avoid most spicy foods, no matter how tempting, because they do indeed give me the itch, and extra visits to the bathroom! Oh yes, that famous "It must be something I ate" call to the office, without explanation of the temptation to which you yielded. :-)ReplyDelete
Haha! I'm exactly the opposite - for me the spicier the better which is one of the reason I enjoy my visits to India so much!Delete