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    choke

    choke - To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.

    - We are choked by solid foods, right? but do we also use "choke" for water?

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    Re: choke

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    choke - To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.

    - We are choked by solid foods, right? but do we also use "choke" for water?
    No. We can't choke on water. If water goes into the windpipe, we cough it up. (If we get fluids into our lungs and can't expel them we are at risk of drowning.)

    ~R

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    Re: choke

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    No. We can't choke on water. If water goes into the windpipe, we cough it up. (If we get fluids into our lungs and can't expel them we are at risk of drowning.)

    ~R
    Ok, we choke on solid foods. But what do we call it when we feel as though choking on water?

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    Re: choke

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Ok, we choke on solid foods. But what do we call it when we feel as though choking on water?
    We feel like we are drowning, maybe? we feel like we are about to die?

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    Wink Re: choke

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Ok, we choke on solid foods. But what do we call it when we feel as though choking on water?
    water (or other solids) can go down the wrong way
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    you can aspirate (some water - no soilds)


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    Re: choke

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    water (or other solids) can go down the wrong way
    or
    you can aspirate (some water - no soilds)

    Aspirate! That's the word I was looking for.

    (I am sure that engee30 meant water or other liquids.)

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    Wink Re: choke

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    (I am sure that engee30 meant water or other liquids.)

    ~R
    Well, I don't know myself what I meant to write - maybe water (and solids), or perhaps water (or other liquids, and solids)

    But I've gotten your point, RonBee.

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    Re: choke

    So how do we compose our sentences with aspirate?

    "I was aspirated on/with/by coke."

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    Re: choke

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    So how do we compose our sentences with aspirate?

    "I was aspirated on/with/by coke."
    Just I aspirated some coke (into my lungs).

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    #10

    Wink Re: choke

    But in my humble opinion, you should use the expression Some coke went down the wrong way (in my throught). or I had some coke gone down the wrong way (in my throught), the second of which is quite a mouthful!).

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