Also, I just want to point out that listing weird words that happen to have gross definitions is not the same thing as loudly discussing, in the lunch room at work, the finer points of giving birth. This is something I would not do, but apparently my coworkers are not above it.
Sorry trivet... But why is the idea of someone having their colon fixed surgically gross? Wouldn't it be grosser to not have it fixed? (I'm just curious why this word elicits an eew more than some of the many other, grosser ones on the site.)
You have to admit it's a pretty word though. Don't you think? Like apoplexy?