spit take
 n.— «Spit Take: Reaction to surprise news while drinking a glass of water was so perfected by one man that it will forever be known as the Danny Thomas Spit Take. At the dinner table, Danny’s reaction to any news he didn’t want to hear results in an immediate spray of whatever he was drinking.» —by Turk Pipkin Be a Clown!: The Complete Guide to Instant Clowning Jan. 9, 1989. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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