Lex (ms_lexy) wrote,

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hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! im back :)

I learned a new word....

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!
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