hocking loogies

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Oct 13 06:14:41 UTC 2011

I don't see this in the OED. Is there another way to express the action of gathering in the nose the mucus required to make a solid mass, surrounded by liquid, in preparation for spitting?

The Columnist Manifesto wonders whether it makes sense to have a standardized spelling for this (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FgAD879HGuQJ:thecolumnistmanifesto.blogspot.com/2005/07/how-do-you-spell-loogie.html+%22hock+a+loogie%22&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us).

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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