One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he wiped off the gooey mess with towels’
sticky, viscous, viscid
gluey, tacky, gummy, treacly, syrupy
Northern English Scottish clarty
gloopy, cloggy, gungy, icky
North American gloppy
2‘Mrs McSpadden got all gooey over young Kenneth’
sentimental, mawkish, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, syrupy
slushy, sloppy, mushy, schmaltzy, cutesy, lovey-dovey, drippy, sloshy, soupy, treacly, cheesy, corny, icky, sick-making, toe-curling
North American cornball, sappy, hokey
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