2008-04-21

GERBER IS BARF


So Dave and I were chatting with our friend today and Dave tries to say that something "makes him sick." He used an expression that literally means to feel sick, when our friend pulled out a new verb: gerber.

Gerber
is slang for vomit. As in barf, puke, upchuck, toss your cookies, yell at your shoes, bow to the porcelain god, etc.

So the question is, did the French invent their verb gerber after they fed the baby food to their children, or was Gerber trying to be funny?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Sabrina said...

hey i didn't tell you this afternoon why we use this word but i've got the explanation : "gerber" comes from "gerbe" (=sheaf). We use "une gerbe" when we talk about flowers but mostly water or liquid. So "gerber" means to throw up very very hardly ... and far, like a geyser ! ... yum ... enjoy your dinner !!! French is subtle, more or less :S

21.4.08  
Blogger Samantha said...

ha, that's really funny, i've never made that connection before!!

21.4.08  

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