Dilchxoshí, or dilchxosh, is the Navajo word used to describe things that have a characteristic ‘pop.’ Another way to describe it is effervescence.

Two common snacks have this characteristic: soda and popcorn. The soda, being carbonated, fizzes and bubbles. With the popcorn, well, the kernels pop.

Here are their Navajo counterparts:

  • Tó dilchxoshí (water that pops/fizzes)
  • Naadą́ą́’ dilchxoshí (corn that pops)