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#69783 - 05/16/02 10:45 PM .  
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#69784 - 05/16/02 10:53 PM Re: my heart in my throat (mouth?)  
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well, Dear Max, when your heart is in your throat, its hard to breath, and you feel like you have to gulp the air, swallow it to get it past the big lump your heart is making..

it seem in the thoat is more a US thing..


#69785 - 05/16/02 10:56 PM Re: my heart in my throat (mouth?)  
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heart in my mouth--that would be a very tight squeeze
And "heart in my throat" wouldn't?!

Depends. Some people have a big heart, and some have a big mouth.


#69786 - 05/16/02 11:03 PM Re: my heart in my throat (mouth?)  
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Depends. Some people have a big heart, and some have a big mouth.

And some have both.


#69787 - 05/17/02 12:31 AM hearts and mouths a re a tight fit  
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And then of course there's the question -

Can you fit a Sao
In your gob in one go?


alexis


#69788 - 05/17/02 01:07 AM Re: hearts and mouths a re a tight fit  
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Dear Alexis : I looked into more than six Aussie slang dictionaries and could not find Sao. When I finally found it, I fell down dead cause the gaddam bitch had a left-hand thread.

"He's got a gob full of Sao and Vegemite." I've heard of Vegemite. But still don't know what Sao is, outside of Portuguese São for "Saint".


#69789 - 05/17/02 01:22 AM .  
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#69790 - 05/17/02 02:15 PM Re: my heart in my throat (mouth?)  
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I don't think anybody's mouth is big enough to hold a heart.

Well, they say your heart is about the size of your fist, and I knew a guy who could fit his entire fist in his mouth. (Great party trick, but much funnier if you're drunk!) Therefore he might be able to have his heart in his mouth.

I'm more familiar with the throat version, personally.


#69791 - 05/17/02 03:35 PM Re: my heart in my throat (mouth?)  
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Heart in my throat

Same hear, I've only heard heart in my throat. It is also an expression that is used in French "J'ai le coeur dans gorge).

In French we also have two expressions that look similar but mean entirely different things:

J'ai mal au coeur = My heart hurts = I feel like throwing up
J'ai un mal de coeur = My heart hurts = I have a heart ache (as relating to love)


#69792 - 06/16/02 03:49 AM Sao  
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Sorry, Bill, I seem not to have seen this when you originally posted it!

A Sao is a dry biscuit - like Saladas or Cruskits (although they might both be Aussie too...) - which were a staple when I was a kid (think I'll have to go and buy some, now I think of it). Here's a link: http://www.arnotts.com.au/Biscuits/OurBiscuitss.asp?BID=42#
(I hope that works) They're about 7cm square, which means that fitting one in your mouth is an effort! And they've got little holes poked in them, like a chess board I guess, so if you have Vegemite (dark brown in colour) and butter on it, and you squeeze the two Saos together as a sandwich - you get worms coming out! Well, it was fun when I was 8...


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