Hic hic hic HICCUPS

Posted by M ws On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6 comments
I tell you the GUARANTEED way to stop any hiccup - taught to me by a software engineer from the States (Barbara Buehler) in ~1990.. It is based on some law of Physics, and never fails. Take the following steps:

Close your ears AND nostrils tightly with your fingers, thumbs at the ears, and index fingers at the nostrils.

If your remaining fingers are long enough, hold a glass of COLD water.

If your fingers are short, like mine, get a friend to hold the glass for you.

Drink the water as fast as you can, in large gulps, all the time closing your ears and nostrils.

DO NOT hesitate, and only stop when the glass of water is finished.

Wallah! the hiccups have stopped.

-Author Unknown-

Thanks to Angela who sent me this post which resonates with what my mom taught me when I was young.

6 comments to Hic hic hic HICCUPS

  1. says:

    eugene Hey Paula,,sounds cool to me,have not tried though,it seems to me that I have tried umpteen kinds of "remedies" to combat hi hi hi cups,none worked......hopefully this shall kau tim..

    have a great day and god bless

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi Eugene

    I tried one or two of these recommended remedies in the past, thanks to my mom :-) and they worked on different occasions. Hope these help you to kau tim hi hi hi hiccups :-).

    Take care and have a wonderful day too!

    Blessings to you and yours! See you one day!

  1. says:

    walla My name is spelt 'walla', not 'wallah!' (;P)

    The method described - closing air passages, pumping with water - brings to mind how we unclog a basin; you plug the hole above the basin mouth and then use the pump to suction the water in the pipe.

    So we may scientifically conclude another equally potent method to end hiccups is to use that suction pump. May actually work for those who don't like to drink water.

    There is another surefire five-minute method but the religious authorities have looked at it with grave disapproval. So...too bad, no?

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Walla

    I am so sorry I made that typo error when responding to your post the other day. Thank you for pointing it out so graciously :-). Please pardon oledis like me!! Hard of hearing and failing eyesigh, not forgetting the absent-mindedness!

    Thanks for your hilarious comment. I really read it a few times and had a gala time laughing out loud!

    Take care and have a pleasant evening! Please keep in touch!


  1. says:

    walla No, i had meant this post above where appeared:

    'Wallah! the hiccups have stopped. '


    i can never equal your clarity, humanity and profundity.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi Walla

    Confirmed. I am as blur as a sotong LOL!! I actually went hunting for some of my previous responses to your comments and could not find that elusive 'wallah' LOL!!

    Nah...I can never write as elegantly, profoundly, deeply or candidly like you do, my friend.

    Take care and know that I always feel thankful for the way you have blessed my life!

    Have a great day!


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