Thursday 8 December 2016

Ian O'Doherty: Ouch. Ouch. Did I say ouch?

Published 21/09/2010 | 05:00

So, do you like eating chillies? Do you like that first initial tingling at the taste buds that run along the side of your tongue?

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Do you get an anticipatory kick as the capsicum begins to circle your mouth, jolting up the temperature until, as your nose begins to run you realise you're on the taste equivalent of a rollercoaster and now you're at the top of the ride -- but when the full heat jacks in you're going to be flying downwards at the speed of ouch?

Indeed, Mrs Ispy has become bored of walking into the kitchen and seeing me desperately rooting through the fridge for milk, waving my hands back and forth squeaking: "Chilli, chilli, Jesus that was a strong one" before lashing upstairs in tears to brush my teeth.

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