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.