A wonderful euphemism is revealed in " 'That Stomach Is Going to Make You Money Someday' ", an article about the sport of competitive eating (by Chris Ballard in the 31 Aug 2003 New York Times Sunday magazine). When a participant in a gorging contest is overcome by nausea and vomits, the term of art is to say that s/he has suffered a ( ... drum roll ... ) "reversal of fortune".

(see also FreeRides (12 Feb 2002), ...)

TopicLanguage - TopicHumor - 2003-09-01

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