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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.