entrails

sometimes a word pops into my head, unbidden. sometimes, the word is actually unbidden, but this time it was entrails. mmm. entrails.

Main Entry: en�trails
Pronunciation: ‘en-“trAlz, -tr&lz
Function: noun plural
Etymology: Middle English entrailles, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin intralia, alteration of Latin interanea, plural of interaneum intestine, from neuter of interaneus interior
Date: 14th century
1 : BOWELS, VISCERA; broadly : internal parts
2 : the inner workings of something [the entrails of the movie industry]

the entrails of the movie industry. m-w.com certainly has an interesting take on things.

9 thoughts on “entrails

  1. that’s what i’m thinking. “bastards! i’ll show you! i’ll use you as an example of soemthing that is generally filled with shit!”

  2. Mmm. Viscera. I love that word. I got so distracted by viscera that I had to stare slackjawed at the comments for a few minutes while I figured out what you guys meant. The lights came on at last.

    I don’t think I have any brains left. Someone should suck out my entrails, too. Yay.

  3. Funny, the word we were dicussing today was visceral. Not quite sure what context it was brought up in, but we had meant to look up its origines online. 🙂

  4. i love being able to look up words online. i was even trying to make a link on the top of the comments box that would allow for looking up highlighted words, but, it didn’t work out. sigh.

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