Many of us may have the pre-conceived idea that the word ‘puke’ is a modern word, invented by trendy youths as an alternative for the word ‘vomit’. However, the first recorded use of the word ‘puke’ in the English language comes from no less than William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare used it in the famous ‘All the world’s a stage’ speech in As You Like It, where he refers to ‘the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.’
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