Definite Article

Do you say:

I have hiccups

-or-

I have the hiccups

-or-

Either, and in that case what are the determining factors?

And just in case you were wondering, coffee grounds appear to cure hiccups, most likely on the same principle as lemon juice and holding your breath: they induce mild acidosis, which causes changes in the blood and spasming muscles.

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One Response to “Definite Article”

  1. Carrie Says:

    1. Marybeth left…
    Sunday, 6 November 2005 8:14 pm

    “the hiccups” or I’m hiccuping.

    Whyyyyy?


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