Word Wednesday – “Borborygmus”

“Borborygmus” is my word for #WordWednesday.

Noun: A rumbling, gurgling, or squeaking noise from the abdomen caused by gas

Usage: When I hear “Borborygmus” it’s time for a snack!

Pronunciation: http://tiny.cc/vetu7y  – bôrbəˈriɡməs

Has “Borborygmus” ever made you fell self-conscious?


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  1. JUDITH M LEARNED on June 5, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Wonderful word!

    • sheila on June 5, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks, Judy. I also think it is wonderful and fun.
      So much better than saying, “I have gas.”

  2. Penelope Steiner on June 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Felt it countless times, never realizing it had a name! You are the Queen of wordsmiths.

  3. sheila on June 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Dearest Penelope, so lovely to hear from you. I hope you and your family are well. Glad you now know the name of your discomfort. When I read your movie reviews, also recognize that you are Queen Wordsmith!

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