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)