Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Whimsical Word of the Week


Borborygmic -

pertaining to the rumbling of one's stomach or intestines.

Example - as a metaphor: The old mansion was quiet, except for the sounds emanating from the borborygmic furnace in the basement.

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  1. That could be the only definition for this word...lol! Great word!

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    1. Loree - The only way I was posting the example on my blog was as a metaphor!! :-) Hopefully, no one accuses me of having a borborygmic blog!!

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  2. I agree with Loree. The definition certainly fits the word. :)

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  3. Ooo, I know this one too. I love this word.

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  4. That's a great way to describe a rumbling furnace!

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  5. oh oh! I love this word! I hadn't even known there was a word for the rumbles!

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    1. You're so funny, Lynda! Do the Aussies call indigestion the rumbles? I think I'll start using that. Thanks!

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