Posted by Srhcb on February 09, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Split a gut posted by Smokey Stover on February 09, 2004
: : : Did anybody hear this phrase? When I saw it, it was something like, "When I found it out, I almost split a gut." I guess the person meant that he laughed a lot but I am not sure.
: : I've heard "bust a gut." But "split" does sound better in that context.
: "I laughed so hard I almost busted a gut!" can occasionally be heard. SS
Probably an extension of "belly laugh"?