The Stray Sheep #12 – cute not-so-cute words

So, in today’s Stray Sheep I’m talking about words that I find cute when in fact they’re not that cute, I guess. Also I’ll include pictures of cute pokémon drawn by Frostilyte. :) Feel free to check him out (the last time I mentioned Frosti, I ended up saying “she” because of this fella here (check him out as well, he’s a great kiwi) calling him a “she” – big oopsie on my side).

While some may find this quite boring, I’m kind of excited about this kind of stuff since I’m really into puns, wordplay and literature and I love it when people are creative about their use of words.


is quite a cute word. I mean, it rhymes with cute (kinda).
While the actual meaning of it – “to vomit” – is quite gross and unpleasant, I find that this synonym makes the act of spitting out your digested food a bit less… yukky. To spew is gross, to barf is kind of cute. To regurgiate sounds quite sophisticated, some may even say that it sounds european. Meanwhile puke is something short and simple. If puking was a 10 on the cute-scale, spewing would be at 1. It feels like an even grosser way for the same act.

Another reason why puke sounds so cute to me is the fact that it sounds like a laser weapon out of a sci-fi-movie! Imagine the androids facing humans (or whatever) and those soldiers shooting with laser pistols and laser rifles and stuff: Pew pew!
Now add the silent K to the mix: Pewk! Pewk!
Yeah, that’s the shit.

Picture taken from “Ruining your favourite Pokémon” on Frosti’s blog.

Also digested food mixed with stomach acid is called chyme, according to Dr. Peril (haven’t checked the facts yet), which also sounds quite cute, tbh. Think about it. :)

Furtherly, one of my last ex-girlfriends once ended up puking at a party. While I used to call her cutiepie (I was young and stupid, don’t judge me), I then called her pukiepie (which I found quite funny, she not so much).

It just works.

Todd Howard

Another word that I find quite cute is

Psyduck turned out so well! I can see why it’s got those headaches!


Don’t ask me why these words are at a Font Size of 100 while also being bold and italic!

Kinky is a word that I’m kind of fond of. It’s a word that describes a bit of a taboo: Weird kinks that people have. Stuff that you wouldn’t tell your grandma. That’s what I define as a kink. But then again, kinky sounds cute. I don’t know why I find it so cute, it’s just that it’s got a nice ring to it.

If my favourite word wasn’t lovely, kinky or puke would be my favourites! For sure! Period!

I’ll just leave it at that. Cheers!

This post is part of a contest/challenge called Blaugust! The goal is to post as much as possible and participants are awarded different prizes depending on the goal they achieved. My aim is to post on all 31 days of August and if you’d like to know more about this “event”, you should check this post out.

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