Did you know that there is an actual word (in the dictionary and everything) that is used to describe the noise your stomach makes when your hungry? Nope, neither did I...but there is and it's an onomatopoeia (a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes) which in this case is Borborygmi. (If you say it out loud it does kind of sound like your stomach rumbling).
I thought it was a rather wonderful word, but it just refused to stick in my head so I ended up coming up with my own way of remembering it (The idea was that if I remembered my version it would help me come up with the actual word). So what is my version I hear you ask......it's Burbling Pygmies! I know I know....genius isn't it!! My problem now is that I can remember the Burbling Pygmies bit...it pops right into my head easy peasy....but can I rememeber the bloody word it's supposed to represent? Erm, that would be a big fat NO!
Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me? (Please tell me it's not just me!!)
12 hours ago