Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
Question that requires research on my part! :1377:

A hiccup is caused by a spasm of the diaphragm muscles which control breathing.* This involuntary "surprise" intake of breath causes the epiglottis to close, interrupting the inhale, and causing the titular sound of the hiccup when it hits your vocal cords. (The epiglottis protects the vocal cords and acts as a valve of sorts by closing the windpipe when you swallow food/water.)

So maybe you're inhaling via hiccup and exhaling through cough. (That's got to sound funny though.)

*Why hiccups? It might be a leftover from amphibian ancestor air-gulping. Isn't that cool?
hehe! I like this one