Starz ep 309, The Doldrums
Anatomy def: Puke is an English word meaning to vomit or to expunge the gastric contents.
Outlander def: Jamie’s sea voyage compulsion to hurl his first wife’s ginger tea or anything else residing in his wobbly wame! Ralph, heave, upchuck, spew, gag, be sick, retch, barf, throw up, regurgitate, emit, and disgorge – we all ken the vicious urgency of a tummy that demands purging!!!
Learn about puking in Anatomy Lesson #46, “Splendid Stomach, Wobbly Wame!” Yes, there is an Anatomy Lesson on this less-than-tea-time topic! <G>
BTW, have you assumed the word, puke, is a 20th century invention? Or, have ye ever wondered who invented such a poetic term?
Well, none other than “The Bard,” Himself! Puke first appeared in Shakespeare’s As You Like It (II. vii. 144):
At first the infant, mewling, and puking in the nurse’s arms,”…
Read about Jamie’s “Battle of the Wame” in Diana’s splendid tome, Voyager! if you haven’t read these marvelous stories, hope you get “on board” soon (hah!).
“Never mind,” I said. I glared back over my shoulder at the heap of reeking bedclothes. It stirred slightly, and a groping hand emerged, patting gingerly around the floor until it found the basin that stood there. Grasping this, the hand disappeared into the murky depths of the berth, from which presently emerged the sound of dry retching.
See Jamie’s agonizing heave hos in Starz ep 309, The Doldrums. His wretched retching caused my own wame to wobble a wee bit! How ’bout you? 😱
A deeply grateful,