noun. Reason #318 why the men's room is the most terrifying place on earth.
Real citation: "No man using a public, multi-stalled restroom expects that his farts go unheard. Still, in many places it's illegal to make an audio recording of someone without his knowledge—but those laws forbid recording conversations, not flatulence or splatulence."
(Dan Savage, "Sound and Fury," Jan. 19, 2006, http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=26600)
Made-up citation: "Dietary changes may alleviate flatulence, but a splatulence problem can be solved only by getting the hell away from me. Thank you."