Monday, February 2, 2009
stridulate \ˈstri-jə-ˌlāt\ intransitive verb: to make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures (used especially of male insects like crickets or grasshoppers)
Etymology: back-formation from stridulation, from French, high-pitched sound, from Latin stridulus shrill
It would be fantastic if bioengineers could fit humans with leg stridulators like crickets have. I wouldn’t get them, but it would be exciting to know I could.