Kitten Wrangler (kitten_wrangler) wrote in linguaphiles,
Kitten Wrangler
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I've got something in my eye

But what on earth is it called??

Y'know, that gritty yellow stuff in the corner of your eye when you wake up in the morning.

Most English speakers (those of my acquaintance, that is) call it 'sleep' ("you've got sleep in your eyes"), and my boyfriend and I have developed a charming habit of calling it 'eye snot'.

Perusing through a Javanese dictionary, I came upon the word 'blobok', meaning 'sleep dirt', so obviously the Javanese have a unique word for it.

How about in other languages?
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