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Is borborygmus onomatopoetic? [Feb. 9th, 2006|08:22 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
[Current Mood |amused, hungry]

Apparently there's a word for the sound made by a growling stomach — borborygmus. If that's not the funniest word EVAR, I don't know what is ;-) I'm trying to decide if borborygmus is onomatopoetic or not. (Hey, there's another funny word.) Any ideas?

[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2006-02-10 02:47 am (UTC)
My vote is "for"- to one's auditory muscles, it does imitate the natural sound, although I guess, replacing the bs with gs (as in, gurgle) would make it more onomatopoeic!- what say!;P
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-02-11 01:11 pm (UTC)
I guess you're right.
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[User Picture]From: rfc9000
2006-02-10 12:48 pm (UTC)
I have a doubt.
Why doesn't onomatopoeia sound like itself?! :)
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