Thursday, January 26, 2006

Words I Hate #1

I really hate the word torso.*

For some reason that word conjures up gory images of a dismembered bodies.

I highly suspect that this is because I first learned the word torso probably when I was in fifth grade. At the time, I was an avid reader of newspapers. (What can I say? I was a nerdy kid. . . not much has changed.) In particular, I liked the Edmonton Sun, because the more sensational the news, the better. That year, a woman was murdered in the city and her body was dumped in the North Saskatchewan River. To be specific, just her torso inside a suitcase was found. I followed the story ravenously, from beginning to end.

I spent that entire summer fantasizing about finding the rest of her body parts in old suitcases that I discovered at the dump. . .


It makes me shudder.

*I also hate the word "trunk" when it is used in reference to the human body.


  1. I hate the word MOUSTACHE, if you care.

  2. have you read Eleanor Rigby? by my best friend, Douglas Coupland...

  3. Of course I've read Eleanor Rigby, Mark. My mom is a librarian. I read it the same week it came out.

  4. Thats one book I need to read. Moist sounds sexual. But im sure I stole that from Dead like me.

    I'm not sure if theres a word I hate. Perhaps its how words are used.


  5. i hate moist and torso

    there is band band called the pooh-bes-scants

    not sure hoe you really spell it
    but it is the grossest combination of grossness ever

  6. I think "moist" is a commonly hated word. Personally it doesn't bother me.