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The word borborygmic means “pertaining to rumblings in one’s tummy or intestines.” Martha explains that it comes from the Greek word borborygmus (“bor-buh-RIG-muss”), a fine example of onomatopoeia if ever there was one...

Soda Suicide Drinks

An Illinois man recalls that as a kid, he used to mix fountain drinks of every flavor into a concoction he and his friends called a suicide. He wonders if anyone else calls them that. Why a suicide? Because it looks and tastes like poison? This is...

fart in a mitten

fart in a mitten n. something frenetic or very active; something insignificant. Editorial Note: Usually by way of comparison: “like a fart in a mitten.” (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)