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Nov 4, 2015
This week’s theme
Unusual synonyms for everyday acts

This week’s words
sternutate
eruct
flatulate
ingurgitate
nictitate

flatulate
Did someone flatulate?
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with Anu Garg

flatulate

PRONUNCIATION:
(FLACH-uh-layt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To pass intestinal gas from the anus.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin flare (to blow). Earliest documented use: 1805.

USAGE:
“Greg writes: I think that a gentleman should never flatulate in front of his lady. But my girlfriend believes it is a showing of trust and affection.”
John Hodgman; The One-Page Magazine; The New York Times Magazine; Apr 28, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. -Will Rogers, humorist (4 Nov 1879-1935)

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