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Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 126
June 24, 2014
15 Minute Tweet TalesI think today’s (6/24) #15tt word might be my favorite one yet: borborygmus. It’s a pretty funny-looking word to start with, so when I saw it, I hoped it would have an epic definition to match its epic appearance, and boy did it ever – intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas. I had no idea there was actually a word to describe that phenomenon. I mean, I know the various terms for when the gas finally escapes, but the fact that there’s a word for the actual rumbling makes my internal twelve-year-old howl with glee. The dictionary entry states borborygmus can be traced to a Greek verb believed to be coined to imitate the digestive noises made by a stomach. That's awesome. 
 
It’s hard to top that, but here are the rest of my 15 Minute Tweet Tales:
 
6/18 – DVD player died early in 12-hr drive to Granny's, so as divertissement, Mom taught kids car games from her childhood. Best trip ever!
 
6/19 – Mom brags about unsavory means she used to facilitate his college acceptance. Now he'll never know he would've gotten in on own merits.
 
6/20 – She found the slimsy dog and with food & love saved his life. A year later he returns the favor, attacking a man who breaks into her house.
 
6/21 – An amative urge convinced him to stand under her window blasting a boom box. Neighbors called the cops. Dad ran out brandishing a shotgun.
 
6/22 – Grandpa's confused look reveals his wetware is uselessly spinning. Wanting to remain in his will, she shows how to send email yet again.
 
6/23 – Her friends asked about spring break plans, but she made nebulous promises. She was waiting for her doctor to call with test results.
 
6/24 – On the third date he says, "I love-" but her borborygmus drowns out last word. She's too embarrassed to respond. He thinks she doesn't care.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?
15 Minute Tweet TalesI think today’s (6/24) #15tt word might be my favorite one yet: borborygmus. It’s a pretty funny-looking word to start with, so when I saw it, I hoped it would have an epic definition to match its epic appearance, and boy did it ever – intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas. I had no idea there was actually a word to describe that phenomenon. I mean, I know the various terms for when the gas finally escapes, but the fact that there’s a word for the actual rumbling makes my internal twelve-year-old howl with glee. The dictionary entry states borborygmus can be traced to a Greek verb believed to be coined to imitate the digestive noises made by a stomach. That's awesome. 
 
It’s hard to top that, but here are the rest of my 15 Minute Tweet Tales:
 
6/18 – DVD player died early in 12-hr drive to Granny's, so as divertissement, Mom taught kids car games from her childhood. Best trip ever!
 
6/19 – Mom brags about unsavory means she used to facilitate his college acceptance. Now he'll never know he would've gotten in on own merits.
 
6/20 – She found the slimsy dog and with food & love saved his life. A year later he returns the favor, attacking a man who breaks into her house.
 
6/21 – An amative urge convinced him to stand under her window blasting a boom box. Neighbors called the cops. Dad ran out brandishing a shotgun.
 
6/22 – Grandpa's confused look reveals his wetware is uselessly spinning. Wanting to remain in his will, she shows how to send email yet again.
 
6/23 – Her friends asked about spring break plans, but she made nebulous promises. She was waiting for her doctor to call with test results.
 
6/24 – On the third date he says, "I love-" but her borborygmus drowns out last word. She's too embarrassed to respond. He thinks she doesn't care.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Jocelyn Rish

Jocelyn Rish is a writer and filmmaker who never imagined her cheeky sense of humor would lead to a book about animal butts. When she's not researching fanny facts, she tutors kids to help them discover the magic of reading. Jocelyn has won numerous awards for her short stories, screenplays, short films, and novels and lives in South Carolina with her booty-ful dogs.