Vocabulary word of the Day


(plural borborygmi) Noun:a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.

My comment: my next Dark Lord in my next book shall certainly be called Balthrog the Borborygmus.

I am so totally kidding. My next Dark Lord is actually named Enmeduranki Nimrod-nipu Shitimgal Duhumunamaru, He Who Binds Earth to Heaven, Son of the Mighty Hunter, Architect of the Tower of Darkness Absolute.

Borborgymus is the name of his Dark Land. It is beneath the shadow of Mount Eructation.

About John C Wright

John C. Wright is a practicing philosopher, a retired attorney, newspaperman, and newspaper editor, and a published author of science fiction. Once a Houyhnhnm, he was expelled from the august ranks of purely rational beings when he fell in love; but retains an honorary title.
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6 Responses to Vocabulary word of the Day

  1. kubica says:

    Oddly enough I used this word today in advising a patient on the signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance.

  2. Mrmandias says:

    You’ve got yourself a customer.

  3. Stephen J. says:

    One of my favourite words, ever since I learned it from James Herriot. –God, British authors used to be such wonderful vocabulary-expanders; I love the Harry Potter series, but Rowling is not an heir to that tradition.

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  5. arkanabar says:

    Balthrog’s epithet would have to be “the Borborygmous,” anyway. But it’s an excellent name for an oppressed Dark Land.

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