of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
One of the most embarrassing things that can happen is when you are sitting in a classroom, church, or other quiet place, and suddenly, out of nowhere, your stomach begins to speak out and rumble.
If this has ever happened to you, or someone near you, you have experienced a borborygm (bore-ber-ig-um). It can be up high, down low, loud, or soft, but it is definitely disruptive and can cause some serious chuckling. It can happen when you are hungry or when you are full.
Borborygm is slightly less embarrassing than passing gas, but slightly more embarrassing than a burp. At least, that is the order I put them in.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."