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This morning I woke up with "sand" in my eyes, this is what my Mum called it, from Mr Sandman send me a dream, make it the cutest ... She only used to say that part of the lyrics

I have always called it this, what do you call it?

I looked it up and the correct name is Rheum

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheum

beccatavender
a month ago
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TheChimp
TheChimpa month ago

I've heard it called 'eye booger' in the past, but I call it 'sleep'.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

Not a fan of eye booger ๐Ÿ˜„

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

eye sleep but yes rheum is the official word.

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa month ago

Eye sleep is what I call it too

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lilminxymoo
lilminxymooa month ago

Eye bogies or crud

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

I think I prefer sand or sleep ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

Lol snotty eye that's what I've always called it

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

When I was a kid, I thought The Sand man came and sprinkled sand on your eyes when you slept to bring you Good dreams. The imagery is so much nicer than a snotty eye ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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jcd
jcda month ago

I have heard it called sleep dust!

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possy
possya month ago

I call it sleep, but I hear slot of people calling it eye boogies ๐Ÿคฃ.

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ch7leach
ch7leacha month ago

When I was a kid my parents and I called it sleepy dust

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

If a female wakes up with it in her eyes, it is known as fairy dust but if a male has it then it is called fairy crap.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

I like fairy dust it's along the same lines as what I thought The Sand Man was, as a kid I used to read a lot of Enid Blyton & loved the Faraway Tree series ๐Ÿ˜€

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

beccatavender I read all the Enid Blyton books.

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TiaTia
TiaTiaa month ago

When I was a child I knew it as Sleepy Dust.

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sarahcads
sarahcadsa month ago

Please don't ask why....but we've always known it as ducks meat.... haha. I'm 43 and even to this day call it that. My mam told us it, .. we are northern but its defo not a northern tradition lol

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

At least it sounds nicer than eye boogers or snotty eye ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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jwhitaker537
jwhitaker537a month ago

icky eye my mum always called it

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belleshowsdogs
belleshowsdogsa month ago

I've always just called it 'sleep' because my grandmother does, fun fact, dogs can get 'sleep' too! ๐Ÿถ

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72a month ago

We call it sleep but when our dog gets it we call it eye cack! ๐Ÿ˜…

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoira month ago

I was always told it was poop and if you were nice that day it would be fairy poop and if you were bad it would be cinderellas stepmothers. Always got me to wash my face in the morning too ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

It's surprising what we remember from being kids ๐Ÿ˜‚

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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a month ago

Crap

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angelik
angelika month ago

I just call it sleep, I don't think I like some of the other names for it mentioned here!

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lisej77
lisej77a month ago

Crusty cornflake, my eldest came up with it and it stuck with me!

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
a month ago

I like that one, it's always cute when a kid comes up with a name, we still call the TV remote control the "doot"

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Pppathome
Pppathomea month ago

S P U N K

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
a month ago

Congratulations you have won the prize for the worst name it's even worst than eye boggies/snot ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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