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    the dirty thing that comes out from the eyes if somebody just woke up what do you call it in English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john3_10 View Post
    the dirty thing that comes out from the eyes if somebody just woke up what do you call it in English?
    That crusty thing is called sleep; e.g., You've got sleep in your eyes.

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    With a child you would say "sand".

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_kar View Post
    Very scientific but most people would say 'sleepy dust' or 'sand' (after 'the sandman')

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    Although NZ English does have "the sandman", in my 41 years I have NEVER heard that substance called "sand". In NZE it is always "sleep", as in, "you've still got some sleep in your eyes". That's what it's called even among children, and speaking of sand would make listeners think of the beach. Vive la différence!

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    Duck meat.

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