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Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.Edna St. Vincent Millay
- Rhymes: -ʌk
- uttered to indicate disgust usually toward an objectionable taste or odour
- Arabic: يع
- Chinese: please add this translation if you can
- Czech: fuj!
- Dutch: bah!
- Esperanto: please add this translation if you can
- Finnish: yök
- French: beurk
- German: igitt! / pfui!
- Hebrew: please add this translation if you can
- Hungarian: pfuj!
- Japanese: ゲッ! (getsu!)
- Norwegian: æsj!
- Polish: fuj!
- Portuguese: eca! puh
- Russian: тьфу! (t'fu), фу! (fu)
- Spanish: guácala, fuchi, fuchila, puaj
- Swedish: usch, fy, blä
- Turkish: ıy, iğrenç
- 2003: I fetched an orange from a basket and peeled it [. . .] “Make sure you peel as much of the yuck off as possible,” she said. “I hate the yuck.” — The New Yorker, 8 Dec 2003
sound of laugh
- 2000: Given this insecurity, the creators of “The Simpsons” took an extraordinary risk: they decided not to use a laugh track. On almost all other sitcoms, dialogue was interrupted repeatedly by crescendos of phony guffaws (or by the electronically enhanced laughter of live audiences), creating the unreal ebb and flow of sitcom conversation, in which a typical character’s initial reaction to an ostensibly humorous remark could only be to smile archly or look around while waiting for the yucks to die down. — The New Yorker, 13 March 2000
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