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Very thirsty

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:27 am
by Stevenloan
"I'm so thirsty. I can't wait for a drink of cold water."

- Hi guys! Do you say "I'm spitting cotton" when you are very thirsty? Is the sentence commonly used where you live?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan

Re: Very thirsty

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:21 pm
by Erik_Kowal
Stevenloan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:27 am
"I'm so thirsty. I can't wait for a drink of cold water."

- Hi guys! Do you say "I'm spitting cotton" when you are very thirsty? Is the sentence commonly used where you live?
No.

You might instead say "I'm parched" or "My throat is {parched / dry}".

Re: Very thirsty

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:08 pm
by trolley
That's odd, I've always interpreted "spitting" things (bullets, nails, feathers, cotton) to mean very angry, not very thirsty. It seems feathers and cotton can mean either. I can see the cotton connection..."as dry as cotton" or having "cotton-mouth".

Re: Very thirsty

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:58 pm
by Stevenloan
Erik and trolley : Thank you both very much for your help.

StevenLoan

Re: Very thirsty

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:38 pm
by Bobinwales
As a rule, we spit sawdust.

Re: Very thirsty

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:57 pm
by Dunkeld
Something else comes to my mind.

Thursday and thirsty sound slightly simular in English.
Donnerstag and durstig sound quite different in Standard German.

But in my own dialect these two words are completely the same:
Durschdi = Thursday and durschdi = thirsty.