Borborygmus is the singular, but I’m using borborygmi, the plural, because who ever has just one gut rumble. One of my favorite words, and a fabulous demonstration of onomatopoeia, a word that sounds like what it represents.
Said in a low, rumbling sort of voice, borborygmi does sound like tummy rumblings. Despite our many years of living and an absurd number of years of education, BA and I can still sound like fifth graders being mildly naughty when we grumble out borborygmi and giggle. There’s just something about body sounds that is amusing. We may attempt to be dignified and serious, and then here come the sounds that tell the truth. We are embodied beings, with busily working systems. If your gut isn’t rumbling, its a sign of trouble, so you might as well enjoy another sign of life and health.
As we rumble and gurgle our way into the day, join the party. What are your favorite words and sound combinations?
Inspired by today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Borborygmus Thanks, Mary for such a fine choice!