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2013/05/03
9:11pm
dayofthedave
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I heard this word on another podcast and thought it might just be the greatest  onomatopoeia ever.

bor ·bo ·ryg ·mus (bôrb-rgms)
A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines.

2013/05/04
2:38am
RobertB
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dayofthedave, welcome to the Forum.
 
It’s a convincing enough case for onomatopoeia, though not quite as obvious as, say, burping, though granted it’s a lot harder to do the stomach rumbling, which by the way makes it 2nd degree  onomatopoeia for rumbling is itself a one.
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