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18 November 2010 @ 04:30 pm
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I'm reading a new food-porn mystery at the gym. This installment includes the main character describing her husband as having a "mountain man build" and "jauntily parted hair".

What the heck is a "mountain man build?" I can envision mountain-man facial hair (unkempt beard) and clothing, sure, but I don't believe there's a stereotypical build associated with that. Does the husband have ravines? Is he shaped like a log cabin?

And how can hair be "jauntily" parted? Does the part dance perkily across the person's head? Does it do the parade-wave? What?

Also, on an entirely different note, why is it that men using the weight room cannot seem to count reps in their heads? Not all men, but I've never heard a woman do it. And it's annoying:

Me: *sixteen* *seventeen*
Dude: "Hun!... Hoo!... Hree!... Hor!..."
Me: *?!?* *Damnit!*


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Kat: mood: Mischief Managedgigglingkat on November 19th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
I don't know... Sam's hair WAVES to us in Season 2. I find it plausible...

*ducks*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 19th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Sam's hair WAVES to us in Season 2. I find it plausible...

:D God, how I miss Sam's S2 hair!

The only hair I think I've seen actually wave is Charlie Sheen's hair in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." But that's because of bad continuity. ;)
realpestilencerealpestilence on November 19th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be someone who is big and burly, because he's all self-sufficient and can survive in the wilderness and stuff. Like Grizzly Adams, lol.

That doesn't take into account the lives of real mountain men, who, if you look at vintage pics, are often lean and stringy, because of poor nutrition and/or being over-worked into an early grave.

No clue about the part, though.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 19th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be someone who is big and burly, because he's all self-sufficient and can survive in the wilderness and stuff.

That was my guess, too, though it makes the guy sound as if he's on the chubby side.

And you're right about actual mountain men. Lean and wiry, for both reasons. A lot of effort put into survival!

No clue about the part, though.

Actually, when I think about it, would a "jaunty part" be the same as hair that is "jauntily parted"? It makes it sound as if someone took a comb and whoo-hoo-hoo! Craziness!

:D
realpestilencerealpestilence on November 19th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
He cares about his hygiene, ok? He's like Zorro with a comb, zip zip ZIP! Jaunty part!
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on November 19th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
*dies laughing*
One wonders how some people get published! XD

And of course they have to count, otherwise who will appreciate their manliness and stamina? *ducks for cover*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 19th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
One wonders how some people get published! XD
And this writer is reasonably lucid, compared to some. Food porn aside. ;) But that's the first glaring "Huh???" I've noticed in her books. It didn't help that both of those were in the same sentence. :0

And of course they have to count, otherwise who will appreciate their manliness and stamina?
Haha! "Hre!... Hor!... Henny-Hive!... Henny-Hix!...Horty!"

;)
Maerhysmaerhys on November 19th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
Jauntily parted hair? LMAO! Seriously, I don't know what that means. At all.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on November 19th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I know! I could see that term applying to the zig-zag part, but given that she's talking about a man-- a POLICEMAN-- I really don't think so!