Although most people don’t use the term and many people don’t know what it means, it is a safe bet that almost everyone is acquainted with borborygmus.
The word is pronounced “bore-ba-rig-muss” and it describes a condition that is extremely common. In fact, it is quite likely that you’ve had borborygmus and didn’t even realize that there was a name for it.
So what is this tremendously mysterious word?
As a hint, many people get borborygmus after eating a plate of beans or cabbage. I often get it after eating a bowl of nice, hot chili. If this still doesn’t help figure out what it is, here is the definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Definition of borborygmus:
: intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas
In other words, when your belly rumbles or grumbles, you have borborygmus. Now your vocabulary is a word richer.
Did you previously know what borborygmus was?
I know what the condition is but I didn’t even know there was a word for it
You’re once again bringing us wisdom Rex.
sorry had lasagna for dinner.
I had heard the term previously, my mom was a medical professional for many years so we were always treated to the proper names of things.
(my dad was a biologist, can you imagine a walk with those two, Latin for stomach rumbling and latin for the 20 trees we just passed)!
Oh, yes, I can imagine it. At the park, the chief naturalist was married to a former RN. Most of the time that I heard them talking, I understood about 10% of what they said, and only then because the used the common conjunctions and what-not. 😀
it made for an interesting walk when I was young.
Why go for such a tongue twister but just say cabbage, peas and such food gives one a bloated stomach (lol)
A bloated stomach and a growling belly aren’t quite the same things. I sometimes have one without having the other.
I suppose that growling cannot happen if the stomach does not bloat – just saying.
Never heard this word , great photo indeed
For a lot of people, chili is a major cause.
Never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing. Would that be something that happens after eating beans?
Yes, if your belly grumbles after eating. That always happens to me when I eat beans.
Never heard this word but the photo looks good. Just be careful.. 🙂
That is a food that almost always gives me borborygmus. 🙂
Thanks for sharing borbor.. whatever, hahaha.
Haha…you are very welcome!
Eating those dishes or not is the question now.
It is likely that I’ll eat them anyway. LOL
Thanks for sharing and explaining this word. I totally didn’t know this. I am looking forward to your next vocabulary. 🙂
I’m glad that you like it. There are a large number of words that are seldom used but could be.
By the time you have told someone what you’ve got, it will probably have stopped!
That’s quite possible, but it could also be an excuse to have a second helping of whatever gave you borborygmus in the first place. 😀