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Thread #64364   Message #1052053
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
11-Nov-03 - 09:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
Subject: RE: BS: 'a totally meaningless thread'
Some languages don't have a word for "booger". That's not to say that the speakers of those languages don't have boogers, or even that they don't talk about boogers. They just don't have a single simple word meaning "booger". They have to refer to boogers as "dried nasal mucus" or some such.   

It's similar to English not having a single simple word for the excruciating pain that one sometimes experiences from eating ice cream too quickly. Maybe some languages do. Maybe in some obscure language somewhere that particular pain is called "booger". I don't know.