Parts of the Body
X1a What are some 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(n) ________.
X4a If you were speaking of somebody’s hair getting gray, you might say, “Her ________ is/are getting gray.”
X4b If you need a shampoo, you might say, “On Saturday I have to wash my __________.”
X5a What names do you have around here for different kinds of men’s haircuts?
X5b What do you call a haircut where the hair in a strip down the middle of the head is left longer and is spiked with product?
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 ________.”
X10b Expressions used 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 Talking about listening: When one person doesn’t quite hear what another person said, what does she say to get her to repeat it?
X19a When a person’s hearing is not very good, you say she’s ________.
X19b And if a person’s hearing is very bad, you say he’s ________.
X20a What other words do you have for a black eye?
X20b What do you call the the dry matter that you feel in your eyes when you wake up?
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 partway—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, she’s ________.
X28 Joking words used around here for a person’s head:
X29 Joking or uncomplimentary words for a person’s face:
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:
X34b Other names for a man’s penis:
X35 Joking words for the part of the body that you sit on—for example, “He slipped and came down hard on his ________.”
X37a If a person’s knees turn inward, you might describe her as __________.
X37b If a person’s legs bend outward, you might describe him as _________.
X37c If a person has a foot (or feet) that turn inward, you might describe her as __________.
X37d If a person has a foot (or feet) that turn outward, you might describe him as _________.
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 When it’s time for sleep, you might say, “I’m going to ________”?
X41 When you’re going to sleep for a very short while, you might say, “I’m just going to ________.”
X42 What other ways do you have to say, “I stopped sleeping at six o’clock.” “I ________.”
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 ________.”
X45 What joking expressions do you have around here for snoring?
X46 When a person’s getting sleepy and opens her mouth wide and takes a deep breath, that’s a(n) ________.
X47 Other ways of saying that you’re very tired: “I’m _________.”
X48a Expressions meaning that a person is not so young anymore—for example, “She must be ________ eighty.”
X48b Or, if a person is not so young anymore, you might say, “He’s ________.”
X49 Expressions used about a person who is very thin:
X50 Descriptive names or nicknames for a person who is very fat:
X51 To lose weight because of sickness: “She 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,’ he’s got the ________.
X55b Words for an expulsion of wind from the bowels:
X56a Other words for sweat:
X56b If someone is sweating very heavily, he’s __________.
X56c If you are hot and sweaty, you might say, “I need to __________ a shower (or bath).”
X57 A person with light-colored hair and skin, “He’s fair- ________.”
X58 When you are cold, and little points of skin begin to appear on your arms and legs, you call them ________.
X59 What do you call the small infected pimples that form, usually on the face?
X59b Other words for tattoos:
X60 What do you call a lump that comes up on your head when you get a sharp blow or knock?
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