January 15, 2007


borborygmus: a rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestine n. [bor·bo·RYG·mus] Etymology: borborygmus, New Latin, from Greek borborygmos, from borboryzein to rumble, of imitative origin
--Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com

Bloggin' John Comments:
When gurgles in your stomach broadcast loud enough to catch the attention of others, you can try for some social cover by using a sesquipedalian (long) word. Say: "Oh excuse me. Just a touch of borborygmos today."

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