cough

Purpose: cough on an individual, thing, or the world in general
Synonyms: none

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
1. cough 1. cough
2. cough <thing> 2. cough statue
3. cough <n>.<thing> 3. cough 2.statue
4. cough <modifier> 4. cough alarmingly
5. cough <thing> <modifier> 5. cough statue alarmingly
6. cough <modifier> <thing> 6. cough alarmingly statue
7. cough <modifier> <n>.<thing> 7. cough alarmingly 2.statue
8. cough <n>.<thing> <modifier> 8. cough 2.statue alarmingly

USE:

  1. Use form one to cough indiscriminately.
  2. Use form two when there's no possible ambiguity. In the example, there's only one statue present.
  3. Use form three when there are many instances of <thing> present, and you want to cough on one of them in particular.
  4. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  5. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  6. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  7. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  8. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.

As is typical of most TriadCity commands, Cough searches for <thing> in a specific order, starting with the room you're in, then your worn or wielded equipment, then your inventory. So, if there's a box in the room, and a box in your inventory, the command "cough box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "cough 2.box" for the latter.

Cough can be modified with an arbitrary word of your choice. Usually you'll use an intensifying adverb as shown in the examples above. Note that Cough does not use this modifier as a search specifier when looking for <thing>. Instead Cough displays this modifier via the Game channel. Thus you can "cough uncontrollably", "cough discreetly", and so on. You can also "cough 18373649" or "cough toothpaste-like", so, please don't. It's up to you to get the syntax right.