Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic

The Sodaspew in Literature

The concept of the $BEVERAGE-spraying as an indication of dramatic surprise (humor is the most common, but shock is also notable) is a staple of the conveying of emotion in an online forum.

It also shows up in published literature.

Which pieces of published material can you think of where someone sprays out a mouthful of what they've been drinking (or eating)?

Lois McMaster Bujold's A Civil Campaign shows Commodore Koudelka inadvertently spraying wine across the table in shock and indignation at finding out what, exactly, his daughter has been up to on Beta Colony.

Any others you can think of?

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