I’ve often wondered whether the word ‘spew’ came from ‘sputum’. Similar sound. Related to icky stuff coming out of the mouth…
We’ll leave out the question of why I wonder about these things, agreed? Good.
Turns out they both have a root in words for spit, but no they actually come from different origins. Spew being from Middle English and sputum being from Latin some seven hundred years later.
How very satisfying.