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Colloquial VisualsPlay
Imagine a visual lump to associate with 'gob' when referring to spit or small masses. SlideThere was a disturbing gob of goo on the sidewalk.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Gob' often implies a distasteful or messy substance, rather than something pleasant. SlideA gob of ketchup had spilled on his shirt.
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Unpleasant ImageryPlay
Using 'gob' can evoke a sense of disrespect, especially if referring to spit. SlideHe showed his contempt with a gob of spit on the ground.