X1a Names used around here for false hair, worn by men:
X1b False hair worn by women:
X2 When a woman divides her hair into three strands and twists them together, you say she is ________ (her hair).
X3 When a woman puts her hair up on her head in a bunch, you call this a ________.
X4a If you were speaking of somebody’s hair getting grey, you might say, “His ________ is/are getting grey.”
X4b A person might say, “On Saturday I have to wash my hair/hairs.”
X5 What names do you have around here for different kinds of men’s haircuts?
X6 If a person’s lower jaw sticks out prominently, you say he’s ________.
X7 Other names for the throat: “Some food got stuck in his ________.”
X8 What general words do you have for the organs inside the body?
X9 Joking or uncomplimentary words for a person’s mouth—for example, you might say, “I wish he’d shut his ________.”
X10a To tell a person to stop talking—politely: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
X10b To tell a person to stop talking—not very politely:
X11 What do you call the flesh that the teeth are set in?
X12 What do you call large front teeth that stick out of the mouth?
X13a What joking names do you have around here for teeth?
X13b Joking names for false teeth:
X14 Joking words for the nose:
X15 What names do you have for different kinds of noses, according to shape or size?
X16 Sticky mucus that forms in the nose—children’s words for this:
X17 Talking about smells: A damp cellar that had been shut up for some time would smell ________.
X18 And talking about listening: When one person doesn’t quite hear what another person said, what does he say?
X19a When a person’s hearing is not very good, you say he’s ________.
X19b And if a person’s hearing is very bad, you say he’s ________.
X20 What other words do you have for a black eye?
X21a What words are used to describe people according to their eyes—for example, if they stick out?
X21b If the eyes are very sharp or piercing:
X21c If the eyes are very round:
X22 To stare at something with your mouth open:
X23 What joking words do you have around here for eyeglasses?
X24 When a person opens and closes his eyes quickly, he ________.
X25 To close your eyes part way—for example, when looking at the sun:
X26a If a person’s eyes look in different directions, looking inward, he’s ________.
X26b If a person’s eyes look in different directions, looking outward, he’s ________.
X27 A person whose eyesight is failing: “He’s getting ________.” [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
X28 Joking words used around here for a person’s head:
X29 Joking or uncomplimentary words for a person’s face:
X30 What do you call the back part of the neck? [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
X31 Other words used around here for a woman’s breasts:
X32 Joking or uncomplimentary words for the hands—you might say, “Those are mine. You keep your ________ (out of them).”
X33 The place in the elbow that gives you a strange feeling if you hit it against something:
X34 Other names and nicknames for the navel:
X35 Joking words for the part of the body that you sit on—for example, “He slipped and came down hard on his ________.”
X36 Joking names for the knees: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
X37 What words do you have to describe people’s legs if they’re noticeably bent, or uneven, or not right?
X38 Joking names for unusually big or clumsy feet:
X39 A mark on the skin where somebody has sucked it hard and brought the blood to the surface:
X40 What other ways do you have of saying, “I’m going to bed”?
X41 When you’re going to sleep for a very short while, you might say, “I’m just going to ________.”
X42 What other way do you have to say, “I stopped sleeping at six o’clock.”
X43a If you sleep later than usual one day by accident, you’d say, “I ________.”
X43b If you sleep later than usual one day on purpose, you’d say, “I ________.”
X44 To get somebody out of bed early in the morning: “I had to ________.” [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
X45 What joking expressions do you have around here about snoring?
X46 When a person’s getting sleepy and opens his mouth wide and takes a deep breath, that’s a ________.
X47 What other ways do you have of saying, “I’m very tired, at the end of my strength”?
X48a Expressions meaning that a person is not so young any more—for example, “She must be ________ sixty.”
X48b Or if a person is not so young any more, you might say, “He’s ________.”
X49 Expressions used about a person who is very thin:
X50 Names or nicknames for a person who is very fat:
X51 To lose weight because of sickness: “He was sick all winter and ________ (quite a bit).”
X52 And you’d say that a person like that who had been sick was looking ________.
X53a What do you call an oversize stomach?
X53b An oversize stomach that results from drinking:
X54 When a person gets a spell of going ‘hic’ (Make the sound!) he’s got the ________.
X55 The sound that gas makes when it comes up from the stomach after a meal: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
X55b Words for breaking wind from the bowels:
X56a Other words for sweat:
X56b Expressions about sweating very heavily:
X57 A person with light-colored hair and skin, “He’s fair ________.”
X58 When you are cold, and little points of skin begin to come on your arms and legs, you have ________.
X59 What do you call the small infected pimples that form usually on the face?
X60 What do you call a lump that comes up on your head when you get a sharp blow or knock? [Not asked in early Questionnaires]
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