Answer to Fun with Words No. 01

"The Hairy Man From Munich," by an unknown 16th-century painter.

Answer to Fun with Words No. 01

As much as I’d like the definition of “borborygmous” to be “c) an extraordinarily hair person, most often seen in in the northwest United States,” the correct definition is, alas, “b), a rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestine.”

Example of usage: “After the rich dinner Alan and I shared, I couldn’t hear what he was saying over his borborygmous.”

Plural: borborygmi or borborygmies. I prefer the latter because it allows for such sentences as: “The poor fellow was suffering from a case of the borborygmies!”

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