Posted by ESC on December 04, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Butterflies in your stomach posted by David FG on December 04, 2007
: : What is the origin to 'butterflies in your stomach'?
: I would imagine that the sensation gets its name from the fact that the fluttering sensation feels like one has some sort of small flying animal in there - and butterflies are as good a choice as any for the culprit.
I can report that the movement of babies at five months gestation feel like butterflies fluttering in their mother's belly.