crepitation - A rattling or crackling sound like that made by rubbing hair between the fingers close to the ear.
This came about during a conversation with a friend the other day. "I've got crepitus in my wrist!" "You made that up." "No, it's a word! Crepitus, it's the sound bones make when they're broken or rub together." "I don't believe you." "Look it up!" haha
Crepitus, it turns out... is the noise produced by a sudden discharge of wind from the bowels.
Crepitation is the word she wanted. I think it's lovely!
Disclaimer: actually, the dictionary tells me that "crepitus" is the same thing as "crepitation," but isn't the image of my mother's wrist expelling gastric wind wonderful?
i love it and will use it very often!!
well anyway... how are my lj'ers? i've been gone for quite a bit but i promise not to abandon my journal again!