Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jan 24 02:20:52 UTC 2012

Fartriloquism is on the Vocabology's word of the day; coming from Urban Dictionary, I don't give it too much credit. And Google indicates it's not widespread. But it does fill a lacuna as an equivalent to "nigirippe" in Japanese.

Sushi fans will know that "nigiri" means making a fist with the hand (to mold sushi rice); and "he" is fart. Combined, there is a phonetic change and consonant gemination resulting in "nigirippe," a fart whose air is caught with the hand, then released somewhere else.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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