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Technicolor yawn

slang Vomit or an instance of vomiting. The motion sickness got so bad that I had to pull over for a Technicolor yawn on the side of the road. It looks like one of the old tenants had a Technicolor yawn on the carpet over here.
See also: Technicolor, yawn

have a Technicolor yawn

slang To vomit. The motion sickness got so bad that I had to pull over and have a Technicolor yawn on the side of the road. It looks like one of the old tenants had a Technicolor yawn on the carpet over here.
See also: have, Technicolor, yawn

throw a Technicolor yawn

slang To vomit. The motion sickness got so bad that I had to pull over and throw a Technicolor yawn on the side of the road. It looks like one of the old tenants threw a Technicolor yawn on the carpet over here.
See also: Technicolor, throw, yawn

Technicolor yawn

n. vomit. (see also throw a Technicolor yawn. Technicolor is a protected trade name.) This horrible pizza will bring on a few Technicolor yawns if we serve it.
See also: Technicolor, yawn

throw a Technicolor yawn

tv. to vomit. (see also Technicolor yawn.) John stumbled into the living and threw a Technicolor yawn on the new carpet.
See also: Technicolor, throw, yawn
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Q: The 7-year-old in our family has discovered yawns are "catching," and he just loves it when he can get his daddy to start yawning, too.
The researchers found the tendency for "catching" a yawn was associated with the levels of brain activity in a person's motor cortex.
Prosecutors said Yawn acknowledged the exceptions related to fraudulent items so that the transactions would be removed from the exceptions file, remain uncollected from any account and not be further processed.
Although age was the most important predictor of contagious yawning, only 8% of the variation in whether or not a participant yawned was explained by their age.
"Unlike us, foetuses do not yawn contagiously, nor do they yawn because they are sleepy.
But how could the experimenters be sure that if tortoise B yawned after tortoise A, it was a genuine example of mimicry?
Someone with an injured prefrontal cortex often cannot empathize with others and, consequently, doesn't tend to yawn contagiously.(8) Autistic people are another subset rarely emitting contagious yawns, in this case because they may have delays in (or lack) language, communication, or socialization skills, therefore inhibiting empathy.(9)
Senju thinks it is likely that dogs' yawns induce yawning in humans.
The researchers found that birds placed in a room that became increasingly warmer versus a room at a constant temperature yawned twice as much.
Anew safety campaign is under way, urging drivers to take note of the simple yawn, the body's early warning system that they are getting too tired to keep on driving.
In fact, the yawn serves as the focus of the advertising and marketing campaign launched to support the brand.
IF you see another person yawn it is more than likely you will do so as well.
Yawn. Even people who aren't music snobs know what that's all about.
It is insulting to place the word "yawn" in a sentence pertaining to Vatican II, as it was the biggest turning point that our church has ever faced.
THE COMMON, CONTAGIOUS yawn repays close study by anyone interested in understanding the neural mechanisms of human behavior.