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Entry from January 29, 2018
“What do you get from eating too much guacamole?"/"Guacoma.”

"Guacoma” is a portmanteau word that can mean a disease from eating too much guacamole (guacamole + coma) or a disease of the eyes caused by guacamole (guacamole + glaucoma). “Guacoma: the state of sleepy satisfaction induced by stuffing yourself with guacamole & chips” was posted on Twitter on May 28, 2009. “Guacoma: guacamole-induced coma. Currently slipping into one” was posted on Twitter on August 4, 2009. “What do you get from eating too much guacamole? Guacoma” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on January 21, 2014.

“Guacoma: Temporary blindness in response to having guacamole thrown in your eyes” was posted on Twitter on November 28, 2011. “Why shouldn’t you put avocados in your eyes? You could get guacoma” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on January 30, 2018.


Wikipedia: Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. The most common type is open-angle glaucoma with less common types including closed-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma develops slowly over time and there is no pain. Side vision may begin to decrease followed by central vision resulting in blindness if not treated. Closed-angle glaucoma can present gradually or suddenly. The sudden presentation may involve severe eye pain, blurred vision, mid-dilated pupil, redness of the eye, and nausea. Vision loss from glaucoma, once it has occurred, is permanent.

Wikipedia: Guacamole
Guacamole (Spanish: [wakaˈmole]; or [ɡwakaˈmole]; sometimes informally referred to as “guac” in North America) is an avocado-based dip, spread, or salad first developed by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.

Twitter
aileen‏
@ab_inkydiva
guacoma: the state of sleepy satisfaction induced by stuffing yourself with guacamole & chips.
10:03 AM - 28 May 2009

Twitter
Shane Madej‏
@shalexandej
Guacoma: guacamole-induced coma. Currently slipping into one.
3:38 PM - 4 Aug 2009

Twitter
KnoBrainEr‏
@KnoBrainEr
Guacoma: Temporary blindness in response to having guacamole thrown in your eyes.
7:17 PM - 28 Nov 2011

Twitter
Erick Rohn‏
@CopperSoffit
Replying to @planetfour
@planetfour brilliant, right? I coined the term guacoma, which is either eating guacamole until you go blind or into coma. @AesopRockWins
10:34 PM - 15 Feb 2012

Twitter
Brian Welch‏
@Welched
Guacoma - A delicious avocado and cilantro overdose.
4:53 PM - 6 Mar 2012

Twitter
Service Possum‏
@KnoBrain3r
#wordoftheday - Guacoma: Temporary blindness in response to having guacamole thrown in your eyes
12:01 AM - 16 Apr 2012

Twitter
sleeping pedlar‏
@chrisjoonior
mashed a bunch of avocados in my eyes and now I have guacoma.  sorry nachos
11:40 AM - 12 Oct 2012

Twitter
Noboarding USA‏
@Noldynold
#guacoma - an optical impairment associated with excessive ingestion of guacamole or other dips that are favorites #noboarding snacks
9:33 PM - 14 Jan 2013

Twitter
Ryan Lear‏
@ryanlear
If you smash up avocados and put them in your eyes you get guacoma
9:13 AM - 8 Feb 2013

Twitter
Jess Brohard‏
@JessBrohard
Guacoma: a guacamole coma. Not to be confused with glaucoma.
3:34 PM - 10 Jun 2013

Twitter
Kerri Doherty‏
@squideatsquid
When avocado gets in your eyes it’s called “Guacoma.” #illSeeMySelfOutThanks
12:17 PM - 26 Jul 2013

Twitter
Michael Hollis‏
@mphollis
Guacoma: When you’ve had so much guacamole that you slip into a coma.
6:30 PM - 28 Aug 2013

Twitter
||THECREAKAƎЯƆƎHT||‏
@thecreak
So you ate so many avocados you damaged your optic nerve? That’s guacoma.
4:00 PM - 12 Sep 2013

Reddit—3amjokes
What do you get from eating too much guacamole? self.3amjokes
Submitted January 21, 2014 by stoef
Guacoma.

Twitter
Collins Cycling‏
@Collins_Cycling
Guacoma, noun: a comatose state induced by the consumption of copious amounts of guacamole
11:18 AM - 3 Jun 2014 from Jersey City, NJ

Twitter
Paul Hallasy‏
@PaulHallasy
GUACOMA: Sudden sleepiness caused by eating too much guacamole, i.e., “Last night I ate so much guacamole and chips, I went into a guacoma.”
8:46 AM - 15 Sep 2014

Twitter
Year of the Fish‏
@ALiteralTurtle
Avocados with poor vision have guacoma.  #fruit #puns
1:44 AM - 13 Jan 2015

Twitter
Grimaulken‏
@grimaulken
Guacoma—Coma-like induced state brought on by vast amounts of homemade guacamole.
11:39 PM - 23 Apr 2015

Twitter
k y l o r i d a‏
@turbloren
what’s the name of the medical condition you get from eating too much avocado?
guacoma
1:46 PM - 1 Jul 2015

Twitter
Mrs Goutfire‏
@vladwasgreat
Glaucoma- condition causing damage to the eyes optic nerve
Guacoma- condition causing damage to giving a fuck after lunchtime guacamole
7:59 AM - 16 Oct 2015

Twitter
Holly Olly Oxen Free‏
@punnycat_is_me
Avocados give me hungry eyes and now I have Guacoma
6:06 PM - 12 Nov 2015

Twitter
Hilary Staff‏
@juive_errante
Replying to @midnight
@midnight opening a combination all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet/optometrist office called Guacoma #PointsMe
10:18 PM - 25 Nov 2015

Reddit—Jokes
Did you hear about the guy who had avocados for eyes?
submitted January 23, 2015 by Cfrant190
He developed guacoma

Twitter
Hannah Edds‏
@hannahjedds
I have eaten so much guacamole today I’m like in a guacoma
5:06 PM - 21 Dec 2015

Twitter
Michaela Arseneau‏
@micharseneau
Guacoma isn’t a word but glaucoma is and it has nothing to do with being in a coma from eating too much guac
6:53 PM - 8 Feb 2016

Twitter
stuff brandy says‏
@brandybloopers
meg: “i’m in a guacamole coma”
bran: “i’m in a guacoma”
meg: “holy quacamole”
3:40 PM - 26 Nov 2016

Reddit—Jokes
Why shouldn’t you put avocados in your eyes?
submitted January 30, 2018 by wademcgillis
You could get guacoma.
COMMENTS
RearEchelon
Glaucomole

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