My 14 year old son recently suffered a bout of viral GE, with fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, the works. Threw up all over the bathroom except the toilet bowl (must be a guy thing, trying to will himself not to vomit or suppress the feeling till he couldn't tolerate it anymore, hence, did not make it in time to the aforementioned receptacle).
He went back to school & described his illness to his friends. I believe the words "Projectile Vomiting" were mentioned, probably with a rather graphic description of the state of his bathroom in the aftermath.
The reaction from his female friends : "Eeewww!!!"
And from his best friend (a guy): "Awesome, dude!"