Pepper seemed to be a little embarrassed by all of the din coming from his body. He jumped down from the couch and walked to the other side of the room, where he plopped down on the floor and glared at me.
Because I could, I immediately opened up a new browser tab and searched for "cat stomach gurgling". The first result of my search was the article Gurgling Sound in Cat's Stomach at Animalwised. There I learned that the medical name for the sound was borborygmus. That was actually more interesting to me than the actual causes of the problem, which could be anything from eating too fast to digestive tract disorders or inflammatory bowel disease.
Dictionary.com told me that, should I want to use the word in my next conversation, it was pronounced [bawr-buh-rig-muh s]. That's quite a mouthful.
Five years ago today: Cover Me
A new word for me!ReplyDelete
Oh my, what a word!ReplyDelete
Coincidence. We had a cat called Pepper. Every time he came near me I sneezed. I thought I was allergic to him, or his fur. The vet said, "No ... the cat is not allergic to you!" I saw a doctor instead. He said I was not allergic to the cat. We changed the cat's name to Salt and all was OK.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the pronunciation. I read the first two syllables to be identical!ReplyDelete
I needed to pronunciation written out, too. It wasn't intuitive by just looking at the word.Delete
Learning new words is good for the brain. Some of the books I read to first graders have words that are definitely NOT first grade vocabulary. We practice those words. Last week the word was squabble, as the in "the children squabbled." In each class there was one child who remembered that word and pronounced it correctly. They got a star sticker.ReplyDelete
Stickers are great reinforcers.Delete
LOL, if you had ever used that word in a sentence with me I probably would have looked at you like you had 2 heads. But now I know!ReplyDelete
Keep the word in your back pocket and pull it out if you ever want to impress someone....Delete