Today’s words :-
Yoicks – Expression of surprise
Yeuk – to itch
Yex – to hiccup, belch
Yieldless – unyielding
Yirding – to burying
I don’t just like hot spicy food, I love it. So when a friend challenged me to a curry-off at a restaurant that’s famous for setting people on fire (not literally of course!) I accepted.
The dish looked scrummy. It smelled amazing. The steam was so zesty it made my eyes water. We held our forks to our chests.
One … two … three … go!
I shovelled the first load into my mouth.
‘Yoicks’ I yelled, louder than I intended, and a restaurant full of red sweaty faces turned in my direction.
‘Sorry’ I croaked.
My friend was storming ahead of me. A quick swig of water and I was off again. Mistake, water makes it worse so I stuffed my mouth with raita which calmed me down, albeit slightly!
I began to regret taking him on. I started to yeuk, all over. But undaunted I continued, eating with one hand, scratching with the other.
Then I began to yex. Hic, burp, hic, burp. I couldn’t stop, it was yieldless.
Yirding my pride, I admitted defeat.
That was yesterday. Last night I tossed and turned, wrapped in my sweat-soaked bedsheets, hopping out of bed every now and again to drink milk or nip to the loo. I still haven’t recovered so I’ve rung in sick to work.
Oh no, here we go again. Sorry, must dash to the bathroom … quick, quick, quick …
Tomorrow I’ll be finishing with no less than 13 words beginning with Z!