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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
3 months ago
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TheChimp
TheChimp3 months 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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3 months ago

Not a fan of eye booger πŸ˜„

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19633 months ago

eye sleep but yes rheum is the official word.

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva3 months ago

Eye sleep is what I call it too

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lilminxymoo
lilminxymoo3 months ago

Eye bogies or crud

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 months ago

I think I prefer sand or sleep πŸ˜‚

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx3 months ago

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

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 months 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 πŸ˜ƒ

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jcd
jcd3 months ago

I have heard it called sleep dust!

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possy
possy3 months ago

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

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ch7leach
ch7leach3 months ago

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

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry3 months 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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3 months 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 πŸ˜€

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry3 months ago

beccatavender I read all the Enid Blyton books.

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TiaTia
TiaTia3 months ago

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

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sarahcads
sarahcads3 months 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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3 months ago

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

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jwhitaker537
jwhitaker5373 months ago

icky eye my mum always called it

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belleshowsdogs
belleshowsdogs3 months ago

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

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lucyeva72
lucyeva723 months ago

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

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoir3 months 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 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 months ago

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

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rossruby1977
rossruby19773 months ago

Crap

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angelik
angelik3 months 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
lisej773 months ago

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

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 months 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
Pppathome3 months ago

S P U N K

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 months ago

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

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