Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Well, it turns out that in Chinese, it is!
It is written 眼屎 and pronounced yǎnshǐ - the translation given by MDBG.net is "gum in the eyes".
The first character 眼 is 'eyes' - that's easy'. And according to the same online dictionary, the translation for 屎 is 'excrement, shit, dung'. So yes, "excrement from the eyes" is a more palatable translation.
But I definitely think that "eye shit" is the winner here today, folks.
PS. In English I call it "sleep in my eyes" - what do you call it?