Thread: Perk, or perq?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Richard Pearse is offline
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Originally Posted by Colophon View Post
Something else I discovered by looking this up is that apparently in Australia "perk up" means "to vomit". Does it also have the "cheer or liven up" meaning in addition?
I haven't heard it used here for vomit, but I have heard it used for "cheer up" and someone who is "perky" is in good spirits. I wonder if the vomit use is out dated, or restricted to a particular population.